Tampa Area Employment Outlook Bright for Paralegals

Posted Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 by Allen B. Ury

Paralegal w/Blind JusticeParalegal graduates looking for employment in the Tampa Bay area should find a welcoming hiring environment, according to State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), which forecasts a 29 percent rise in paralegal positions between 2010 and 2018.*

According to the AWI projections, paralegal jobs in Hillsborough County will increase from an estimated 1,696 in 2010 to 2,153 in 2018. This is due mostly to projected population increase as well as the area’s expanding white-collar economy.
Paralegals in the Tampa Bay area currently earn an average $23.60 per hour, according to the AWI. The agency provides no projections on possible wage increases over the next eight years.

Earn Your Paralegal Degree at Everest University in Tampa

If you’re interested in a paralegal career, you can earn your bachelor’s degree in Paralegal at Everest University in Tampa. This four-year program provides the education and training you need to compete for entry-level jobs in the exciting and expanding paralegal field.

Classes are taught by professional paralegals who have both the academic background and real-world experience to arm you with the knowledge and insights you need to succeed in law offices, government agencies and corporate legal departments under a licensed attorney. You’ll learn legal terminology, the basics of legal research, and get extensive training in the creation of contracts, wills and other common legal documents.

Courses include:

  • Criminal Procedure and the Constitution
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Civil Litigation
  • Torts
  • Contract Law
  • Concepts of Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Law and Medicine
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Administrative Law
  • Elder Law

Career Services

Upon graduation, you can take advantage of Everest’s Career Services department, which can help you with resume writing, interview preparation and identifying and contacting local employers. Career services are available to Everest University graduates throughout their careers.

About the Tampa Campus

Everest University’s Tampa campus is situated at 3319 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. The campus is just east of the intersection of W. Hillsborough Avenue and N. Himes Avenue approximately quarter-mile east of N. Dale Mabry Highway (I-92). In addition to its bachelor’s degree in Paralegal program, the Tampa campus also offers diploma, associate degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree career education programs in a variety of fields, including Accounting, Business, Computer Information Science, Criminal Justice, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician.

For more information, contact Everest University today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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