There are many ways to land on a path. If you’d like to be a paralegal and find law interesting, one of the best ways to start is to work in a legal field, as an administrative assistant, as a secretary, anything that puts you in that environment.
Employees that can prove to their employers that they’re passionate about moving up and forward and want to take on more skills are often rewarded by having their training paid for them. We have students every day whose employers are paying for their paralegal training. You may be that fortunate, you may not, but there are affordable programs out there, so it’s good to do your research.
You want to make sure that the program you choose is going to teach you the practical skills you need to actually do the job. The path that you follow can change over time. Paralegals work in so many different industries that there’s more specialty areas than I can count. We work with criminal paralegals, family law, immigration, bankruptcy, business law, entertainment law, employment law and the list goes on and on and on. So as you develop a core set of skills during your initial training, and then from job to job, develop your passions, your path has got many forks in the road that you can continue to grow throughout your career.
For more information about online or live paralegal training, paralegal certifications, or our other training courses for the legal support field give us a call at 1 (800) 522-7737.