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Metropolitan Community College Criminal Justice Program

Paralegal Practice Job Outlook

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley
Program Contact: Maggie Goodman, JD, 816.604.4007

Base salary and job outlook

  • Median wages (2006): $43,040 (salaries of paralegals vary greatly by region)
  • Employment (2006): 238,000 employees, national
  • Average Salary of MCC graduates (2005-2008): $30,338
  • Projected growth (2006-2016): Faster than average (national, 22%. Missouri, 3%)
  • Projected need (2006-2016): 53,000 additional employees.

Where you can find work

  • Law firms
  • In-house corporate law departments
  • Federal government
  • State government
  • Local government
  • Freelance legal assistants

Some of the most prestigious law firms and companies in the area have hired our graduates. These include Armstrong Teasdale, Bank of Jacomo, KC City Attorney's office, H&R Block, Jackson County Circuit Court, Farmland Industry, and Shook Hardy & Bacon.

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