Legal assistant and paralegal positions are expected to continue to grow, and a contributing factor to that are jobs that come from organizations outside the legal field.
Of course, legal work is still being performed. Just not in a traditional law firm or government legal office. Places like real estate offices and medical clinics look for people who have your skills, as do insurance companies and small businesses.
Job Opportunities for Legal Assistants
As a legal assistant, you have a laundry list of transferrable skills that employers are looking for in many other professions.
Your stellar investigative research skills, writing talents, attention to detail, and organizational abilities are just some of your in-demand job skills.
Some of the jobs you might be interested in, and already have the ability to do are:
Insurance claims adjuster
These are just of a few of the job titles legal assistants are qualified to do. If you live in a smaller town and are having a difficult time finding a legal job, these professions are well worth exploring as an employment option. If you are looking for a career change, or just want to beef up your resume and expand your skills, keep these opportunities in mind as well.
This job search tool will allow you to search for these job titles, or legal jobs, in your local area. You might also want to explore the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to look for other job titles that would utilize your legal skills.