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Fast Facts for Lawyers in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Altoona, Lebanon and Johnstown
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg

Salaries for Lawyers in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Philadelphia, Reading and Pittsburgh

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Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Master of Arts in Law - National Security
  • J.D. Part-Time
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015. 
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Undergraduate in Legal Studies
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • B.S. in Legal Studies
  • A.S. in Legal Studies
  • Certificate: Paralegal (Legal Studies)
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
Programs
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Online Bachelor's programs include Healthcare Management, Public Health, IT, Psychology, BBA & Criminal Justice
  • Dedicated to delivering quality education and personalized attention to students since 1899
  • Provide a range of campus experiences and services online including advising, tutoring, student community, and career services
  • Give students and alumni access to career assistants who help with resumes, cover letters, job hunting, and more.
Programs
  • Paralegal - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in education since 1897 with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Offers a wide array of over 35 degree programs including business, medical, technology, and more.
  • Developed a Graduate Placement Strategy (GPS) that helps students prepare for careers with externships, help building a career portfolio, resume writing, and more.
  • Its fully-accredited campuses offer day, evening, and online classes.
  • Gives graduates access to career tools and networking resources for life.
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Pottsville
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Programs
  • Paralegal Certificate Program

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) is where adults can find their home at Villanova University. No matter what your educational need, we’ll meet it.

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Villanova
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Programs
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in International Legal Studies
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Programs
  • Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
  • A private post-secondary institution of higher education serving south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland since 1967.
  • Offers associate degrees in specialized business and specialized technology, as well as programs leading to professional certifications and diplomas.
  • Gives each student their own career services specialist who helps keep them focused on their goals.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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More Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh
Doctorate & First Professional
10,296
University Park
Doctorate
43,252
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
34,696
Carlisle
Doctorate
464
Philadelphia
Doctorate & First Professional
23,980
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020
Villanova
Doctorate & First Professional
10,470
Harrisburg
Doctorate
521

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Lawyers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. 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
Altoona 50 $
Johnstown 80 $74,290
Chambersburg 40 $85,730
Waynesboro 40 $85,730
East Stroudsburg 90 $69,370
Erie 210 $85,310
Harrisburg 2060 $121,670
Carlisle 2060 $121,670
Lancaster 490 $67,950
Lebanon 70 $38,310
Pittsburgh 5160 $117,050
Reading 400 $100,560
Scranton 520 $80,490
Wilkes 520 $80,490
Barre 520 $80,490
Hazleton 520 $80,490
State College 150 $70,350
Williamsport 160 $92,600
York 270 $97,060
Hanover 270 $97,060

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