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Judicial Law Clerks

General Information

Description

Assist judges in court or by conducting research or preparing legal documents.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government54.46%
  2. Private, for profit21.55%
  3. Federal government20.87%
  4. Private, not for profit1.88%
  5. Self-employed1.23%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$57,490

Military salary*

$131,077

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State-by-state Salary

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$139,660
$33,560
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 51%
  • Post-doctoral training 20%
  • First professional degree 16%
  • High school 7%
  • Master's degree 2%
  • Post-secondary certificate 2%
  • Some college 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Law and Government
  • English Language
  • Administrative
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media

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