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List of Industries Employing Lawyers

The following industries employ Lawyers ,  SOC Code  23-1011  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is First professional degree  (4).  This list is sorted by the 2014 employment from largest to smallest.   Return to the Search Page.

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Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Legal Services   (NAICS 541100 ) 46,200 51,100 4,900
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 8,600 9,500 900
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 4,000 4,500 500
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 2,600 2,700 100
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 1,600 1,900 300
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 800 1,200 400
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 800 1,100 300
Other Information Services   (NAICS 519000 ) 700 1,200 500
Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 400 500 100
Software Publishers   (NAICS 511200 ) 400 600 200
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
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Management & Technical Consulting Svc   (NAICS 541600 ) 400 700 300
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing   (NAICS 334500 ) 300 300 0
Motion Picture and Video Industries   (NAICS 512100 ) 200 200 0
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 200 300 100
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing   (NAICS 325400 ) 200 300 100
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 200 200 0
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 200 200 0
Architectural and Engineering Services   (NAICS 541300 ) 200 300 100
Professional and Similar Organizations   (NAICS 813900 ) 200 200 0
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg   (NAICS 339100 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers   (NAICS 423400 ) 100 100 0
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 100 200 100
Lessors of Real Estate   (NAICS 531100 ) 100 100 0
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers   (NAICS 531200 ) 100 100 0
Activities Related to Real Estate   (NAICS 531300 ) 100 100 0
Depository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522100 ) 100 100 0
Nondepository Credit Intermediation   (NAICS 522200 ) 100 200 100

Data Notes:

(1)  Source:  These data come from the Industry and Occupation Employment Projections program of the Employment Development Department.  All employment figures have been rounded to the nearest 100.  See the Occupational Projections - Introduction and Methods and the Industry Projections - Introduction and Methods for more information.  Some occupation/industry combinations may not be included to protect employer confidentiality or because the base survey resulted in a large standard error.

Although these Staffing Patterns are not provided below the state level, the Employment Projections by Industry and Occupation are available by county or groups of counties.

(2)  The NAICS - North American Industry Classification System is the nationally recognized system to categorize industries. See the NAICS Division Structure at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site for a complete list of industries and their definitions.

(3)  "SOC Code" - Search for a particular Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code or occupation title at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site.

(4) The Training Levels were developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are meant to show the education and training needed for someone to perform that occupation. It also reflects the preferred training requirements of most employers. For a complete list of the training levels go to BLS Training Level Definitions

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