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24/7 Wall St.: The Pink Collar Jobs America's Men Want Most

9. Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Pct. increase in male participation: 32.3%
Pct. male in 2000: 11.8%
Pct. male in 2011: 15.6%
Median hourly income: $22.47

From 2000 to 2011, there was a 32.3% proportional increase in male participation in paralegal and legal assistant jobs. The median hourly income for paralegal and legal assistants of $22.47 annually is well above the national average of $16.57. Over the past decade, the number of positions has increased by about 44%. These job options are great for people interested in law and who want to enter the field with just an associate’s degree rather than becoming a lawyer, which requires at least a doctoral or professional degree.
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