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List of Industries Employing Paralegals and Legal Assistants

The following industries employ Paralegals and Legal Assistants ,  SOC Code  23-2011  (3).   The experience/education usually required by most employers for this occupation is Associate 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 ) 21,000 23,700 2,700
Local Government   (NAICS 999300 ) 3,200 3,500 300
Federal Government   (NAICS 999100 ) 1,000 1,000 0
Management of Companies and Enterprises   (NAICS 550000 ) 500 600 100
State Government   (NAICS 999200 ) 400 500 100
Insurance Carriers   (NAICS 524100 ) 300 300 0
Scientific Research and Development Svc   (NAICS 541700 ) 300 400 100
Employment Services   (NAICS 561300 ) 200 300 100
Other Financial Investment Activities   (NAICS 523900 ) 100 200 100
Semiconductor and Electronic Components   (NAICS 334400 ) 100 100 0
Industry (NAICS) (2) Employment in California (1)
2014 2024 Numeric
Change
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services   (NAICS 541500 ) 100 100 0
Insurance Agencies, Brokerages & Support   (NAICS 524200 ) 0 100 100
Computers and Peripheral Equipment   (NAICS 334100 ) 0 100 100

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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