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Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

General Information

Description

Perform secretarial duties using legal terminology, procedures, and documents. Prepare legal papers and correspondence, such as summonses, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. May also assist with legal research.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit70.81%
  2. State and local government21.23%
  3. Self-employed3.57%
  4. Private, not for profit2.88%
  5. Federal government1.20%

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

Industry areas

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-10%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,780

State-by-state Salary

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$93,820
$28,870
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 30%
  • Bachelor's degree 22%
  • Associate's degree 19%
  • High school 18%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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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.

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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

  • Administrative
  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service

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