According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Monroe College has established partnerships with over 400 local companies, practices, and government and civic organizations to facilitate job placement as well as enriching internship opportunities related to the law.
Although law firms will continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs. For many companies, the high cost of outside counsel makes it more economical to have an in-house legal department. This will lead to an increase in the demand for legal workers in a variety of settings, such as finance and insurance firms, consulting firms, and healthcare providers.