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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Pennsylvania

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

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Pennsylvania

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

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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies*
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Master of Public Administration in Law
  • 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
  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS 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
  • Associate Degree-Paralegal Studies
  • Features a public spa where massage students can get real-world experience.
  • Honored by the PennSuburban Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Century in 2013.
  • New terms start every 10 weeks.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Main campus is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, with satellite campuses in Phoenixville and Warminster.
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Warminster
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Programs
  • Certificate: Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services
  • Master of Science: Legal Studies
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Hagerstown
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Programs
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Studies
  • Based on their 2014 graduate survey, 85.7% of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.
  • Offers academic assistance services for students, including tutors, personal advisors and SMARTHINKING, their 24/7 online learning assistance center.
  • 84% of surveyed graduates said they would recommend Central Penn College to a friend.
  • On-campus housing is provided through  apartments and townhouses, not dorms.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on HIgher Education (MSCHE).
Programs
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
  • Ranked among top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked 37th among the Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Stands as the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation with 100,000+ students.
  • Offers over 230 programs online, from the certificate to the doctoral level.
  • Has a student-faculty ratio of 25:1, and 42.3% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
Programs
  • Jurisprudence with concentration in Legal Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Law & Public Policy (Master of Science) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • 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
  • 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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Wilkes Barre
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Programs
  • AAS, Legal Studies
  • BS, Legal Studies
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2015 by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • Admits students throughout the year with quarterly start dates in January, April, July, and September.
  • Provides faculty-monitored internships or job-related assignments.
  • Offers associate and bachelor degree programs in business, design, health, plus certificate programs in practical nurse, medical assistant, and more.
  • Preparing students for professional and personal success since 1931.
  • More than $64 million in Berkeley College grants and scholarships provided during the 2015-2016 award year
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Dover
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Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School by GI Jobs and Victory Media.
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 21.
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

More Pennsylvania Paralegal Training Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Newtown
Associate
9,649
Allentown
Masters
1,888
Pittsburgh
Associate
18,525
Philadelphia
Associate
17,334
Lancaster
Associate
179
York
Associate
112
Media
Associate
10,816
Carlisle
Bachelor
2,381
Erie
Associate
287
Erie
Doctorate
4,134
Bryn Mawr
Associate
947
Harrisburg
Associate
9,774
La Plume
Bachelor
1,796
Scranton
Associate
1,502
Schnecksville
Associate
7,184
Nanticoke
Associate
6,323
Jenkintown
Associate
982
Cresson
Masters
1,595
Bethlehem
Associate
7,912
Upper Darby
Associate
244
Philadelphia
Bachelor
2,181
Williamsport
Bachelor
6,682
Pittsburgh
Masters
3,591
Youngwood
Associate
6,239
Chambersburg
Masters
724

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

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:
Paralegals And Legal Assistants

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

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

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 120 $32,470
Harrisburg 760 $46,010
Carlisle 760 $46,010
Chambersburg 100 $47,550
Waynesboro 100 $47,550
East Stroudsburg N/A $35,570
Erie 150 $45,930
Pittsburgh 1710 $56,210
Reading 250 $46,020
Lancaster 340 $36,810
Lebanon 50 $42,880
Scranton 330 $35,970
Wilkes 330 $35,970
Barre 330 $35,970
Hazleton 330 $35,970
State College 60 $37,530
Williamsport 130 $33,840
York 170 $38,740
Hanover 170 $38,740

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