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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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  • Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies
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  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
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  • Legal Studies (BS)
  • Paralegal Studies (AS)
  • Began in 1899 as Draughon’s Practical Business College.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • Master of Business Administration in American Legal Studies
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  • Associate of Arts: Paralegal Studies
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  • In as little as 2 years, you can earn your Master's degree online from Lewis University and take your career to the next level

More Florida Law Schools

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

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, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Jacksonville 2750 $112,310
Cape Coral-Fort Myers 1030 $109,980
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin 280 $103,070
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach 780 $101,630
Gainesville 640 $84,290
Homosassa Springs N/A $75,810
Lakeland-Winter Haven 590 $89,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 20370 $139,040
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island 500 $
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton 1460 $138,180
Ocala 310 $123,460
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford 5510 $164,360
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville 630 $92,410
Panama City 190 $100,600
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent 700 $104,720
Port St. Lucie 580 $92,810
Punta Gorda 250 $109,690
Sebastian-Vero Beach 190 $
Sebring 60 $84,760
Tallahassee 2200 $99,170
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater 7770 $132,050
The Villages 50 $

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