Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Doctoral or Professional|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||581,920|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||2.8%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||21,200|
Prior to starting this profession, consider obtaining a first professional degree. Government data shows that 99% of employees have a bachelor's degree or higher. Those who have gone to college, but don't have a degree make up 1% of attorneys.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
Of those surveyed, 6% of employees work part-time. Approximately 27% of attorneys work for themselves.
Area Job Conditions
The cities with the most workers jobs, compared to the population, are Washington (District of Columbia), Tallahassee (Florida), and New York (New York). Fewer are found in Blacksburg (Virginia), Bakersfield (California), and Merced (California).
Employees earn higher incomes in Rocky Mount (North Carolina), San Francisco (California), and Santa Rosa (California), and lower incomes in Anniston (Alabama), Terre Haute (Indiana), and Las Cruces (New Mexico).
Highlights what is involved in being a lawyer. Created for the US Department of Labor.