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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
  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Kaplan University Online Degree Programs
  • Attend college on your terms. Kaplan University offers fully online degree programs that fit any schedule.
Programs
  • Paralegal - Associate in Specialized Business
  • Committed to excellence in post-secondary education since 1982, with a rich history of helping students find successful careers.
  • Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, the main campus spans 63,500 square feet.
  • Offers programs in business, design, criminal justice, and more.
  • Gives several benefits to alumni including national discounts and career services.
  • Part of the Delta Career Education Corporation.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
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Reading
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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 - 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
  • Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
  • Has students attend one four-week class at a time and take their final exam before moving on to their next class.
  • Offers 24/7 online tech support, with a typical response time of 4 hours or less.
  • Has online help centers that offer assistance with writing, statistics, medical assisting, and more.
  • Provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.
  • Researches trends for growing fields to tailor a more effective curriculum.
Programs
  • Certificate: Paralegal (Legal Studies)
  • B.S. in Legal Studies
  • A.S. in 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
  • 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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Phoenixville
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Programs
  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
  • Bachelor of Science: Paralegal Studies
  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal 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
  • Jurisprudence with concentration in Legal Studies (Bachelor 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
  • 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).
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More Pennsylvania Paralegal Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 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
Pottsville
Associate
1,657
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.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona 120 $33,660
Chambersburg-Waynesboro 70 $46,840
East Stroudsburg N/A $35,830
Erie 90 $49,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle 680 $47,230
Lancaster 310 $46,230
Pittsburgh 1830 $57,210
Reading 270 $48,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton 430 $37,340
State College 60 $44,650
Williamsport 90 $37,150
York-Hanover 180 $43,470

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