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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Tyler, Amarillo and Longview
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Victoria, Killeen and Laredo
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and Austin

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin

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  • 6 campuses across Texas, with a campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico and online.
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies

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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).
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  • 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.

More Texas Paralegal Training 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
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
Austin
Associate
33,508
Houston
Associate
198
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Plano
Associate
20,143
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Dallas
Associate
6,680
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Houston
Associate
43,518
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Port Arthur
Associate
2,325
Baytown
Associate
5,856
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Waco
Associate
8,079
Abilene
Bachelor
1,462
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
Odessa
Associate
4,580
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Levelland
Associate
6,602
McAllen
Bachelor
19,827
Nacogdoches
Doctorate
11,607
Fort Worth
Associate
37,948
Commerce
Doctorate
8,813
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Houston
Doctorate
7,522
Victoria
Associate
4,002
Austin
Associate
825
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. 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 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
Austin 3010 $46,780
Round Rock 3010 $46,780
Amarillo N/A $38,460
Beaumont 230 $42,440
Port Arthur 230 $42,440
Brownsville 120 $36,730
Harlingen 120 $36,730
College Station N/A $29,940
Bryan N/A $29,940
Corpus Christi 440 $38,790
Dallas 6100 $59,610
Fort Worth 6100 $59,610
Arlington 6100 $59,610
El Paso 430 $42,050
Houston 5810 $57,870
The Woodlands 5810 $57,870
Sugar Land 5810 $57,870
San Angelo 40 $
San Antonio 2230 $45,820
New Braunfels 2230 $45,820
Laredo 90 $39,450
Longview N/A $39,390
Lubbock 320 $35,240
McAllen 670 $37,520
Edinburg 670 $37,520
Mission 670 $37,520
Midland 160 $53,060
Killeen 250 $39,860
Temple 250 $39,860
Odessa 110 $44,330
Sherman 80 $36,870
Denison 80 $36,870
Tyler 420 $41,720
Waco 160 $42,440
Wichita Falls N/A $38,550

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