Overview

Employment of legal occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations, resulting in about 131,000 new jobs.  Including demand resulting from workers leaving the field, about 110,000 openings will occur each year. The median annual wage for legal occupations was $82,430 in May 2021, higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760. 

Employment of protective service occupations is projected to grow 2 percent from 2021 to 2031, slower than the average, and will result in about 72,600 new jobs. Including demand from workers leaving the field, about 421,500 openings will occur each year. Median annual wage for protective service occupations was $46,590 in May 2021, slightly higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook

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