Careers in the legal field offer vary greatly; jobs relating to the legal system including lawyers, law enforcement, and policymakers. These jobs encompass a diverse range of skills, experience, and education. Developments in technology are creating new careers and opportunities.
Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes. The majority of lawyers work in private and corporate legal offices. Some work for federal, local, and state governments. Most work full time, and many work more than 40 hours a week. Lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.
As a Law Enforcement Officer, you implement local, state and federal government regulations by patrolling neighborhoods for suspicious activity, responding to emergency calls, issuing citations and apprehending criminals. No day on the job is the same as the last and putting your life on the line is part of a day’s work as a Law Enforcement Officer. When you’re not cruising the streets in your patrol car or walking a beat in your assigned neighborhood, you’ll spend a lot of time as a Law Enforcement Officer filing paperwork and writing reports that present an unbiased account of arrests you make and conflicts you resolve during the day.
Correctional Officers and Bailiffs
Emergency Management Directors
Forensic Science Technicians
Private Detectives and Investigators
Correctional Treatment Specialists
Gaming Surveillance Officers