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Statistics From SurveysStatistics From Surveys

Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 12 out of 16 (75%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time20 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time42%
Program Difficulty (1-100)58
Satisfied With the School78%
Well-Prepared for Career70%
Would Choose Program Again92%
Career is Directly Related to Program92%
Easy to Find Job76%
How Long to Find First Job3 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time83%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$52,000
Salary Met Expectations70%
Trouble Making Loan Payments50%
Satisfied With the Career78%

Schools Offering This Program, by StateSchools Offering This Program, by State

(Offering certificates of less than two years of study)

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Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"I am interested in pursuing a further career in the legal field. I also feel that this will let me get a feel for whether I feel this area is good for me without spending a large amount of time or money in school."
"I know that the legal department pays well. High-level of jobs available"
"I believed that I had the skills and personality to be a legal secretary. It also seemed higher paying than other jobs that appealed to me and were within my reach."
"I picked this career program over others because I had a job as a legal secretary and I felt that I needed more education about the job. I saw myself having this as a career and wanted to be able to have a pay raise because of my background, and a certificate would help this."
"My father is an attorney and I wanted to be a legal secretary. I thought that maybe it would translate into future career as a paralegal someday."
"I chose this particular program because I had always been interested in the legal field. I could not afford to attend a four-year university, so I felt that this certificate program to be the next best thing."
"I work in the legal field. I wanted to improve my job performance."
"i think i would enjoy working in this field. I like doing this type of work."
"I have always admired the legal profession, and wanted to be a part of a legal team. I also aspired to have experience in a field where my skills would be appreciated and very specific to the legal profession."
"i wanted to work in this field because i found it to be interesting and there was some growth opportunities. Also it was it profitable field."
"I was working as a law firm receptionist and wanted to move up into a legal secretary position. This course allowed me to make a smooth transition."
"My advisor said it would be the best option due to my current pregnancy. I chose to take his opinion as knowledge."

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"I wasn't surprised about anything with this field of study. If anything, I was surprised that many people get this same job without any training whatsoever. The time I spent in class was wasted."
"I was surprised how involved the position was in the field and how much information to the field I had to learn. I would definitely recommend this course of action for those interested in law."
"I was surprised at the amount of short-hand was expected as I never use it"
"I was surprised at the amount of work required to train to be a legal secretary. It involved more study and rigorous memorization than I would have thought."
"That I do more work than the attorneys, ha! I found it very interesting that I would eventually be meeting with the clients, gathering information, and honestly learning more about people than I ever thought I would. The job is very personal and you form many relationships with clients! I never thought that."
"I very much enjoy being a legal secretary. I find myself learning more and more about the law and I even prepare some legal materials myself. I feel that I have room to grow in this field and even move on to law school if I can save up enough money."
"I was surprised how helpful my instructors were as well as my fellow classmates. Before taking the classes I thought I knew a lot about law but once I started taking classes I realized how little I actually did."
"I was surprised at how prepared you are to do your job."
"I was surprised by the specific and exact procedures required to do legal work. I expected it to be more secretarial with a few tweaks, but learning all the legal aspects (page formatting, protocols, report processing for court filings, etc.) was a lot to learn and very challenging. However, it was the challenge that made this field satisfying."
"i was a little surprised how much legal terminology i needed to know. There was a lot of particulars about the data work that i needed to learn really fast."
"It is surprising the amount of legal drafting that is done by legal secretaries. This career also demands a lot of communication with Courts."
"I was surprised at how easy the program was. Had I realized this initially, I would have perhaps chosen a more challenging program. Many of my family members were surprised I went with this field."