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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.

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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