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Lawyers serve as the connection between the legal system and society in a variety of ways. Lawyers serve as advocates and advisors to their clients. In the role of an advocate, they provide representation for one of the parties in a civil or criminal trial. They offer evidence and make arguments in court on behalf of their client. As an advisor they offer advice regarding their client's legal rights and obligations. Lawyers also recommend specific courses of action. Lawyers research and examine the intent of the applicable laws, the relevant judicial decisions and precedents (prior interpretations of laws) and apply their analysis to their client's situation.

A large number of lawyers specialize in a particular area of the law including criminal, insurance, real estate, intellectual property, environmental and divorce. Some lawyers practice corporate law which often involves obligations, responsibilities and rights in business transactions. Regarding trial lawyers, they must be very knowledgeable with the rules of the courtroom. However, they spend the majority of their time researching, conducting interviews with clients and witnesses and taking care of various details for court cases. Lawyers also work for legal aide societies.

Many lawyers have private practices and concentrate on civil or criminal law. Lawyers handling civil law cases help clients with issues such as contracts, mortgages, trusts, wills, titles and leases. Lawyers handling criminal law cases provide representation to individuals who have been charged with crimes and represent them in court. In addition, lawyers may specialize in public interest cases which can be either civil or criminal.

Responsibilities

  • Offer interpretation of laws, regulations and rulings to clients
  • Evaluate the probable outcome of cases
  • Argue and summarize cases for juries and judges
  • Develop strategies for cases
  • Supervise legal assistants
  • Select jurors
  • Offer evidence to defend clients
  • Negotiate settlements for clients for civil disputes
  • File appeals in federal and state courts
  • Prepare and draft legal documents
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions
  • Draft new laws

Job Characteristics

Lawyers spend a substantial amount of time in offices, courtrooms and law libraries, although the Internet and legal databases are also valuable sources of information. Lawyers sometimes make visits to prisons and hospitals. Traveling is often part of the job due to attending meetings, collecting evidence, appearing in court and in front of other authorities.

Lawyers who earn a salary typically have structured work schedules. Lawyers who work in private practice often have irregular working hours. Also, they sometimes have to work significantly more than 40 hours per week. In addition, lawyers sometimes have to deal with heavy pressure when their case is being tried.

Employment Outlook

According to government statistics, in 2006 there were about 761,000 lawyer positions. About 27% of the lawyers were self-employed or practicing as a partner in a law firm. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth rate for lawyers will be about 11% from 2006 to 2016, which is about the average for all occupations. However, the growth rate for self-employed lawyers is projected to grow at a slow rate.

The growing population and higher level of business activity is projected to create more legal transactions, criminal cases and civil disputes. However, some law firms and corporations may not hire lawyers during a recession, yet their is typically a need for lawyer services during a recession for bankruptcies, divorces and foreclosures. In addition, lawyers are taking jobs where legal training is useful but not required such as management and administrative positions.

Competition for lawyer positions is expected to be strong due to the large number of graduates from law schools each year. Graduates with top-notch academic records from prestigious law schools will have the best opportunities to find employment. In addition, some of the work typically done by lawyers is being performed by accounting firms and paralegals.

The median annual earnings for wage and salaried lawyers combined in 2006 was $102,470. The salaries of experienced lawyers vary widely according to the size, location and type of employer.

Law Schools, Certification, and Licensing

The educational requirements for lawyers usually include a four-year college degree and three years of law school. In addition, federal courts and some agencies have their own qualifications for lawyers that practice law before them.

Being admitted to a law school depends on numerous factors including undergraduate grades, the quality of the undergraduate school, prior work experience and how well the applicant performed on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Also a personal interview is a factor for some law schools. All law schools which have been approved by the American Bar Association require applicants to take the LSAT. In addition, some law schools offer advanced law degrees and joint degree programs in numerous subjects.

During the first year or sometimes year and a half, students typically take basic law courses and later take specialized courses. Law students often acquire practical experience by participating in legal clinics sponsored by their law school. They also gain experience by participating in clinical programs and in moot court competitions provided by the law school. In addition, students can gain experience by participating in part-time or summer clerkships in law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.

The vast majority of the states require lawyers to be involved in mandatory continuing legal education. Many state and local bar associations as well as law schools offer continuing education. In some states, lawyers may earn continuing education credits by taking seminars on the Internet.

Lawyers must be licensed or admitted to the state bar in the states they have selected to practice law in. All states require that applicants seeking admission to the bar pass a written bar examination. In addition, most states also require applicants to pass a separate written ethics examination. In order to take the bar examination most states require the applicant to have a college degree and graduate from a law school which has been accredited by the American Bar Association or the proper state authorities. Many jurisdictions require law school graduates to pass the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination.

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Major Employers

The major employers for lawyers include, law firms, the government, nonprofit organizations and corporations that have a law department. Banks, real estate agencies, insurance companies and manufacturing firms also employ lawyers.

Schools for Lawyers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Lawyers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 2280 $109,800
Birmingham 2280 $109,800
Montgomery 910 $98,560
Mobile 550 $98,470
Huntsville 450 $123,240
Tuscaloosa 190 $74,970
Fairhope 150 $58,610
Foley 150 $58,610
Daphne 150 $58,610
Dothan 100 $110,220
Auburn 80 $80,750
Opelika 80 $80,750
Anniston 50 N/A
Jacksonville 50 N/A
Oxford 50 N/A
Florence 40 $76,060
Muscle Shoals 40 $76,060
Decatur N/A $70,680
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 710 $113,080
Fairbanks 120 $100,290
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 8130 $107,710
Mesa 8130 $107,710
Phoenix 8130 $107,710
Tucson 1380 $94,060
Flagstaff 200 $76,010
Kingman 140 $86,680
Lake Havasu City 140 $86,680
Prescott 130 $92,680
Yuma 90 $92,820
Douglas 40 N/A
Sierra Vista 40 N/A
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 1890 $91,150
North Little Rock 1890 $91,150
Little Rock 1890 $91,150
Jonesboro 50 N/A
Hot Springs 50 $131,430
Pine Bluff 40 $66,830
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 31200 $155,760
Los Angeles 31200 $155,760
Long Beach 31200 $155,760
San Francisco 15220 $152,390
Oakland 15220 $152,390
Hayward 15220 $152,390
San Diego 6770 $124,200
Carlsbad 6770 $124,200
San Jose 5430 N/A
Santa Clara 5430 N/A
Sunnyvale 5430 N/A
Arcade 5100 $119,630
Arden 5100 $119,630
Roseville 5100 $119,630
Sacramento 5100 $119,630
Ontario 2570 $130,550
San Bernardino 2570 $130,550
Riverside 2570 $130,550
Fresno 1120 $109,350
Thousand Oaks 1070 $156,220
Ventura 1070 $156,220
Oxnard 1070 $156,220
Bakersfield 520 $129,910
Santa Barbara 430 $124,940
Santa Maria 430 $124,940
Lodi 390 $124,530
Stockton 390 $124,530
Santa Rosa 360 $135,280
Salinas 290 $102,290
Modesto 240 $116,480
Santa Cruz 190 $136,580
Watsonville 190 $136,580
Fairfield 180 N/A
Vallejo 180 N/A
San Luis Obispo 180 $131,760
Paso Robles 180 $131,760
Arroyo Grande 180 $131,760
Redding 170 $93,960
Visalia 170 $102,870
Porterville 170 $102,870
Napa 120 $135,360
El Centro 90 $98,400
Merced 90 $107,610
Hanford 60 $106,530
Corcoran 60 $106,530
Yuba City 50 $111,700
Madera 30 $97,200
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 8750 $120,480
Lakewood 8750 $120,480
Denver 8750 $120,480
Colorado Springs 790 $86,900
Boulder 680 $92,720
Fort Collins 270 $123,010
Grand Junction 200 $68,270
Greeley 150 $78,620
Pueblo 110 $84,570
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hartford 3610 $126,190
East Hartford 3610 $126,190
West Hartford 3610 $126,190
Bridgeport 2210 $158,590
Norwalk 2210 $158,590
Stamford 2210 $158,590
New Haven 1060 $115,400
Waterbury 210 $102,430
Danbury 200 $127,790
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 140 $116,150
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 19860 $104,810
West Palm Beach 19860 $104,810
Fort Lauderdale 19860 $104,810
Tampa 8010 $90,140
St. Petersburg 8010 $90,140
Clearwater 8010 $90,140
Kissimmee 5360 $134,620
Orlando 5360 $134,620
Sanford 5360 $134,620
Jacksonville 2670 $85,880
Tallahassee 2080 $82,930
Sarasota 1360 $94,050
Bradenton 1360 $94,050
North Port 1360 $94,050
Fort Myers 880 $69,090
Cape Coral 880 $69,090
Daytona Beach 760 $75,040
Ormond Beach 760 $75,040
Deltona 760 $75,040
Brent 720 $88,610
Pensacola 720 $88,610
Ferry Pass 720 $88,610
Lakeland 680 $76,000
Winter Haven 680 $76,000
Palm Bay 650 $75,630
Melbourne 650 $75,630
Titusville 650 $75,630
Gainesville 630 $62,660
Port St. Lucie 540 $62,990
Immokalee 540 $90,160
Naples 540 $90,160
Marco Island 540 $90,160
Destin 260 $92,400
Fort Walton Beach 260 $92,400
Crestview 260 $92,400
Ocala 220 $70,680
Punta Gorda 210 $99,120
Panama City 190 $79,230
Sebastian 170 $78,310
Vero Beach 170 $78,310
Homosassa Springs 80 $71,630
The Villages 50 N/A
Sebring 50 N/A
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 12200 $117,620
Sandy Springs 12200 $117,620
Atlanta 12200 $117,620
Savannah 420 $86,910
Macon 270 $85,260
Clarke County 180 $75,050
Athens 180 $75,050
Gainesville 150 $62,960
Albany 130 $76,560
Brunswick 130 $97,710
Valdosta 120 $96,390
Warner Robins 80 $78,150
Rome 70 $98,250
Dalton 50 N/A
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 1650 $91,730
Lahaina 110 $111,800
Wailuku 110 $111,800
Kahului 110 $111,800
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 1250 $81,950
Idaho Falls 160 $73,540
Coeur d'Alene 150 $74,870
Pocatello 120 $82,670
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bloomington 740 $112,350
Springfield 630 $90,790
Peoria 460 $94,620
Rockford 280 $91,850
Marion 140 $64,900
Carbondale 140 $64,900
Decatur 70 $77,360
Danville 60 $59,220
Kankakee 50 N/A
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 3730 $106,930
Carmel 3730 $106,930
Indianapolis 3730 $106,930
Fort Wayne 470 $97,620
Elkhart 190 $68,680
Goshen 190 $68,680
Bloomington 180 $74,860
Terre Haute 150 $53,210
Lafayette 110 $65,280
West Lafayette 110 $65,280
Muncie 70 $65,370
La Porte 60 $64,750
Michigan City 60 $64,750
Kokomo 50 N/A
Columbus 40 $112,140
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 1470 $107,580
Des Moines 1470 $107,580
Cedar Rapids 370 $81,080
Cedar Falls 180 $73,470
Waterloo 180 $73,470
Iowa City 150 $59,850
Dubuque 90 $77,720
Ames 60 $85,830
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 730 $80,280
Topeka 670 $70,770
Lawrence 90 N/A
Manhattan 80 N/A
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 1030 $69,210
Fayette 1030 $69,210
Bowling Green 190 $65,620
Fort Knox 90 $67,930
Elizabethtown 90 $67,930
Owensboro 70 $62,130
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 3130 $100,720
Metairie 3130 $100,720
Baton Rouge 1250 $95,350
Lafayette 720 $77,630
Bossier City 450 $76,610
Shreveport 450 $76,610
Monroe 270 $72,570
Lake Charles 240 $56,030
Hammond 190 $57,070
Thibodaux 180 $85,960
Houma 180 $85,960
Alexandria 160 $81,650
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 970 $97,460
Portland 970 $97,460
Bangor 150 $75,300
Auburn 100 $73,220
Lewiston 100 $73,220
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 6940 $95,550
Towson 6940 $95,550
Columbia 6940 $95,550
Lexington Park 110 $100,940
California 110 $100,940
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 230 $75,210
New Bedford 120 N/A
Leominster 110 $70,430
Gardner 110 $70,430
Pittsfield 100 $96,260
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 9370 $97,610
Detroit 9370 $97,610
Dearborn 9370 $97,610
Wyoming 1220 $84,020
Grand Rapids 1220 $84,020
East Lansing 870 $87,160
Lansing 870 $87,160
Ann Arbor 630 $114,460
Portage 320 $97,280
Kalamazoo 320 $97,280
Flint 230 $79,550
Saginaw 150 $89,430
Battle Creek 120 $81,260
Benton Harbor 120 $87,950
Niles 120 $87,950
Muskegon 110 $74,100
Bay City 100 $83,280
Midland 70 $101,950
Jackson 60 $57,060
Monroe 50 $77,370
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 210 $71,530
St. Cloud 200 $97,090
North Mankato 90 $88,950
Mankato 90 $88,950
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 1360 $102,050
Gulfport 370 $113,310
Pascagoula 370 $113,310
Biloxi 370 $113,310
Hattiesburg 160 $66,530
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 570 $81,140
Jefferson City 310 $64,000
Columbia 220 $78,920
Joplin 110 $73,190
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Missoula 380 $73,210
Billings 330 $68,570
Great Falls 150 $99,610
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 570 $88,460
Grand Island 90 N/A
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 4000 $105,680
Henderson 4000 $105,680
Las Vegas 4000 $105,680
Reno 740 $112,880
Carson City 220 $95,310
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 510 $116,980
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 1870 $105,390
Atlantic City 310 $92,910
Hammonton 310 $92,910
Ocean City 130 $76,940
Bridgeton 110 $90,070
Vineland 110 $90,070
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 1860 $77,050
Santa Fe 480 $79,280
Las Cruces 110 N/A
Farmington 70 $90,490
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Troy 3370 $96,670
Albany 3370 $96,670
Schenectady 3370 $96,670
Buffalo 2580 $84,440
Niagara Falls 2580 $84,440
Cheektowaga 2580 $84,440
Rochester 1690 $91,390
Syracuse 1160 $86,410
Utica 330 $101,440
Rome 330 $101,440
Binghamton 260 $82,860
Kingston 140 $81,660
Glens Falls 110 $80,300
Ithaca 100 $102,860
Fort Drum 70 $76,350
Watertown 70 $76,350
Elmira 70 $77,120
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 2980 $98,110
Durham 930 $86,850
Chapel Hill 930 $86,850
High Point 590 $97,360
Greensboro 590 $97,360
Asheville 430 $86,390
Wilmington 360 $81,450
Morganton 230 $69,110
Hickory 230 $69,110
Lenoir 230 $69,110
Fayetteville 230 $83,550
Greenville 160 $96,720
New Bern 140 $137,650
Jacksonville 120 $81,020
Rocky Mount 100 $77,640
Burlington 50 $84,210
Goldsboro 40 $73,740
Salem N/A $128,210
Winston N/A $128,210
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 300 $87,130
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Elyria 4790 $97,790
Cleveland 4790 $97,790
Columbus 3570 $100,480
Akron 940 $93,110
Dayton 870 $112,540
Toledo 620 $78,210
Canton 350 N/A
Massillon 350 N/A
Lima 80 $84,020
Springfield 70 N/A
Mansfield 70 $88,640
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 3780 $87,240
Tulsa 1650 $118,370
Lawton 50 $64,940
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 740 $108,570
Eugene 600 $78,400
Redmond 260 $81,210
Bend 260 $81,210
Medford 190 $85,530
Corvallis 60 $99,270
Albany 40 $80,280
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 5110 $120,400
Harrisburg 2150 $115,300
Carlisle 2150 $115,300
Scranton 650 $67,330
Wilkes 650 $67,330
Hazleton 650 $67,330
Barre 650 $67,330
Reading 460 $103,030
Lancaster 410 $66,800
York 280 $96,260
Hanover 280 $96,260
Erie 260 $100,040
State College 140 $63,230
Williamsport 140 $89,430
East Stroudsburg 100 $62,170
Lebanon 70 N/A
Johnstown 70 $79,550
Altoona 40 N/A
Chambersburg 30 $62,700
Waynesboro 30 $62,700
Berwick N/A $72,290
Bloomsburg N/A $72,290
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 2620 $61,020
Caguas 2620 $61,020
San Juan 2620 $61,020
Ponce 70 $50,140
Isabela 40 $47,050
Aguadilla 40 $47,050
Mayag�ez N/A $53,180
Arecibo N/A $67,910
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 1860 $77,210
Mauldin 1110 $128,660
Anderson 1110 $128,660
Greenville 1110 $128,660
North Charleston 1060 $66,700
Charleston 1060 $66,700
Bluffton 240 $85,290
Beaufort 240 $85,290
Hilton Head Island 240 $85,290
Spartanburg 220 $98,110
Florence 140 $88,270
Sumter 60 N/A
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 250 $83,070
Rapid City 210 $101,930
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Davidson 2830 $108,870
Murfreesboro 2830 $108,870
Franklin 2830 $108,870
Nashville 2830 $108,870
Knoxville 1180 $110,060
Jackson 140 $130,420
Johnson City 110 $71,380
Cleveland 60 N/A
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 13450 $123,980
Arlington 13450 $123,980
Fort Worth 13450 $123,980
Sugar Land 12650 $146,500
The Woodlands 12650 $146,500
Houston 12650 $146,500
Austin 5080 $101,860
Round Rock 5080 $101,860
New Braunfels 3240 $110,310
San Antonio 3240 $110,310
El Paso 740 $108,500
Corpus Christi 620 N/A
Lubbock 480 $116,210
Beaumont 390 $108,540
Port Arthur 390 $108,540
Amarillo 290 $88,610
McAllen 270 $92,440
Edinburg 270 $92,440
Mission 270 $92,440
Brownsville 260 $84,870
Harlingen 260 $84,870
Tyler 250 $92,850
Waco 230 $92,900
Midland 220 N/A
Laredo 180 $93,020
College Station 170 $122,040
Bryan 170 $122,040
Killeen 160 $98,740
Temple 160 $98,740
Odessa 150 $98,070
Longview 140 $137,510
Wichita Falls 120 $77,890
Denison 90 $56,140
Sherman 90 $56,140
Abilene 90 $66,870
San Angelo 70 $64,100
Victoria 50 $73,690
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 3190 $104,880
Provo 440 $102,540
Orem 440 $102,540
Ogden 350 $82,870
Clearfield 350 $82,870
St. George 160 $65,910
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 550 $99,150
Burlington 550 $99,150
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 3650 $120,700
Roanoke 410 $96,580
Charlottesville 360 $96,140
Lynchburg 210 $73,330
Harrisonburg 80 $80,260
Christiansburg 80 $91,370
Radford 80 $91,370
Blacksburg 80 $91,370
Waynesboro 70 $68,610
Staunton 70 $68,610
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 8310 $117,320
Seattle 8310 $117,320
Bellevue 8310 $117,320
Spokane 730 $85,210
Spokane Valley 730 $85,210
Tumwater 490 $92,120
Olympia 490 $92,120
Silverdale 170 $88,250
Bremerton 170 $88,250
Bellingham 150 $98,860
Richland 130 $81,210
Kennewick 130 $81,210
Wenatchee 60 $89,900
Walla Walla 50 $94,590
Mount Vernon 40 $86,030
Anacortes 40 $86,030
Longview 30 $87,890
Yakima N/A $72,720
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 880 $88,320
Morgantown 250 $98,940
Beckley 100 $86,670
Parkersburg 80 $77,490
Vienna 80 $77,490
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 3750 $82,790
Waukesha 3750 $82,790
West Allis 3750 $82,790
Madison 1550 $93,270
Appleton 280 $61,430
Green Bay 270 $77,520
Wausau 190 $80,090
Neenah 190 $86,150
Oshkosh 190 $86,150
Racine 150 $73,180
Eau Claire 110 $96,530
Janesville 100 $63,110
Beloit 100 $63,110
Sheboygan 80 $81,230
Fond du Lac N/A $86,870
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheyenne 340 $77,550
Casper 130 $95,040

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Lawyers

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Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 372,100 67% $116,820
Government 113,380 20% $92,880
Business Management 13,830 2% $145,770
Insurance 11,630 2% $110,340
Office Services And Staffing 7,190 1% $96,240
Non-profit 5,620 1% $95,940
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  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • Criminal Justice (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
  • Has admissions professionals available to help students decide which diploma or degree program they should pursue.
  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
Programs
  • Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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Programs
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
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