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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Florida

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tallahassee, Miami and West Palm Beach
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Palm Bay
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale

Salaries for Lawyers in Florida

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: West Palm Beach, Orlando and Miami

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  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Law - National Security
  • J.D. Part-Time
  • Bachelor’s programs options include Law & National Security, Paralegal Studies, and Government.
  • Regent University School of Law’s faculty was recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Law & legal studies programs are fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Legal Studies (BS)
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Available programs include B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Legal Studies, and A.S. in Paralegal Studies.
  • Accreditation for the Legal Studies and Paralegal Studies programs by the American Bar Association (ABA) at select campuses.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
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West Palm Beach
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • Programs range from Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, to Master of Public Administration, and more.
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
  • Students can enroll in internship courses that provide real-world experience in local law offices.
  • Programs designed to keep students updated on the most recent changes to legal practices.
Programs
  • Legal Assisting/Paralegal
  • Features a community service program for students, called the Ambassador Program.
  • Offers several programs in healthcare, criminal justice, broadcasting, business administration and more.
  • Features an online system called MyPortal that allows students to check their schedule, grades, calculate their GPA, and more.
  • Has 5 Florida campuses located in Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Hollywood, and Altamonte Springs, with online options.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Fort Lauderdale
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Programs
  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Paralegal Associate's

Further your education at Rasmussen College.Choose from seven schools of study including programs in business, nursing, technology, and more. You could earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and help advance your career through our AcceleratED program.

Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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Fort Lauderdale
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  • 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
  • Criminal Justice with emphasis on Homeland Security - Bachelor Degree
  • Recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll every year from 2010-2014
  • Day and evening classes are available for flexible scheduling.
  • Offers bachelor’s, associate, and diploma programs in business, culinary arts, criminal justice, cosmetology, and more.
  • Takes a unique “Focused Learning” approach, where students typically take only one class per month to concentrate on one subject with one faculty member at a time.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Orlando
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  • B.A. in Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Administration

National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago. We offer more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through two colleges: the National College of Education and the College of Professional Studies and Advancement.

Programs
  • MS in Criminal Justice - General Track
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Behavior Management Track
  • Post-master's Certificate in Criminal Justice - Behavior Analysis

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

More Florida Law Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Miami
Doctorate
8,733
Tallahassee
Masters & First Professional
11,562
Jacksonville
First-professional
1,395
Tallahassee
Doctorate & First Professional
40,555
Fort Lauderdale
Doctorate & First Professional
27,518
Miami Gardens
Doctorate & First Professional
2,407
DeLand
Masters & First Professional
3,721
Gainesville
Doctorate & First Professional
51,725
Coral Gables
Doctorate
15,449

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Florida. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Lawyers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Lawyers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 2750 $89,800
Cape Coral 1030 $93,760
Fort Myers 1030 $93,760
Crestview 280 $78,450
Fort Walton Beach 280 $78,450
Destin 280 $78,450
Deltona 780 $75,960
Daytona Beach 780 $75,960
Ormond Beach 780 $75,960
Gainesville 640 $61,160
Homosassa Springs N/A $65,920
Lakeland 590 $72,590
Winter Haven 590 $72,590
Miami 20370 $106,770
Fort Lauderdale 20370 $106,770
West Palm Beach 20370 $106,770
Naples 500 $
Immokalee 500 $
Marco Island 500 $
North Port 1460 $92,450
Sarasota 1460 $92,450
Bradenton 1460 $92,450
Ocala 310 $89,110
Orlando 5510 $130,800
Kissimmee 5510 $130,800
Sanford 5510 $130,800
Palm Bay 630 $66,860
Melbourne 630 $66,860
Titusville 630 $66,860
Panama City 190 $73,020
Pensacola 700 $82,140
Ferry Pass 700 $82,140
Brent 700 $82,140
Port St. Lucie 580 $73,130
Punta Gorda 250 $108,130
Sebastian 190 $
Vero Beach 190 $
Sebring 60 $73,180
Tallahassee 2200 $77,520
Tampa 7770 $103,560
St. Petersburg 7770 $103,560
Clearwater 7770 $103,560
The Villages 50 $

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