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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in 2017 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 $59 million in Berkeley College institutional aid was provided to qualified students during the 2016-2017 award year
  • Over 7,100 students (more than 440 international students, representing nearly 75 countries).
  • 3,000+ students took at least one online class in fall 2017

More Pennsylvania Paralegal Training Schools

2017 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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Altoona120$33,660
Chambersburg-Waynesboro70$46,840
East StroudsburgN/A$35,830
Erie90$49,850
Harrisburg-Carlisle680$47,230
Lancaster310$46,230
Pittsburgh1830$57,210
Reading270$48,160
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton430$37,340
State College60$44,650
Williamsport90$37,150
York-Hanover180$43,470

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