Paralegal Career Opportunities

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Industries Hiring Paralegal Graduates

EKU’s paralegal programs not only provide you with critical skills to help you excel, but also provide excellent job placement assistance. More than 90% of EKU paralegal graduates are employed or attending graduate or law school within six months of graduation.

Paralegals find employment in:

  • Law offices and firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Corporate in-house counsel offices
  • State and local government/courthouses
  • Banks
  • Insurance agencies
  • Social and human services assistants
  • Local bar associations

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Paralegal Career Information


Median Annual Salary
10% growth increase thru 2029
Associate degree typically required for entry-level positions, a bachelor’s degree is often preferred


Median Annual Salary
Highest paying cities for Paralegals in Kentucky:
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Frankfort, KY
Bachelor typically required for entry-level positions

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data is based on estimated base pay and figures from

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