Legal studies schools in Oklahoma offer students two-year associate’s programs that qualify them for a career as a paralegal or legal assistant. Paralegals and legal assistants operate under different job titles but the occupations are virtually identical. Most paralegals work in private law firms that focus on a specific area of law such as family or personal injury. The paralegal profession is expected to grow 30% through 2018, making it one of the fastest growing career fields in the country. The high level of work they do for a relatively low salary compared to attorneys is one reason for the increased demand.
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