Paralegal Studies - Bachelor's Degree
Today, paralegals are in demand. They perform many of the functions formerly carried out by lawyers and make a good living doing it. If you think working in the legal world might be the right career challenge for you, take a look at the specialized paralegal training Virginia College offers online through its bachelor's degree program in Paralegal Studies.
This Skilled Profession is Growing.
This online paralegal degree program is designed to prepare graduates to seek skilled and prestigious employment in:
- Attorney's offices
- Corporate settings
- Insurance companies
- Governmental offices
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook, paralegal employment is projected to grow 17% between 2012 and 2022, faster than the average growth of all occupations.
An Online Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies
This online bachelor degree program in paralegal studies is designed for those who require a degree for entry into the workforce or for advancement in a current position. It is especially helpful for those who may have accumulated credits toward a paralegal degree or who may already hold an associate's degree in paralegal studies.
What About Paralegal Salary?
The median pay in 2012 (the most recent available data) for paralegals was $46,990 per year.
Virginia College Prepares You to Do the Job
Upon graduation from this online program, graduates should be able to:
- Conduct client interviews, determine preliminary legal issues, and recommend possible actions for attorney review
- Employ critical thinking to analyze hypothetical examples, conduct legal research, and prepare legal documents based on same for a variety of legal fields
- Draft advanced legal documents
- Employ advanced computer technology, integrating common and legal specialty programs
- Create a job search portfolio, containing samples of legal documents from the legal fields studied
- Coordinate a job search
Virginia College Also Prepares You to Find the Job!
The job-placement experts on the Virginia College Career Services team will assist you in your career development with resume building, interview skills, career planning and job-placement assistance.
Get Started Now.
Complete the Request More Information form now to find out more about Virginia College's online paralegal bachelor's degree. An exciting career awaits, and classes start soon!
Your success in Paralegal Studies - Bachelor's Degree starts at the following locations:
NOTE: Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.
Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are required by Georgia, South Carolina and Oklahoma to be listed as Certificates (C).
Associate of Science degrees (AS) are required by SC, TN & VA to be listed as Associated of Applied Science degrees (AAS).
Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS) are required by LA & VA to be listed as Associate in Occupational Studies degrees (AOS).
Bachelor of Science degrees (BS) are required by TN to be listed as Bachelor of Applied Science degrees (BAS).