Careers for the 21st Century

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Source: San Diego Lawyer Magazine’s Jan/Feb 2015 issue

Deciding how to best use your law degree in today’s versatile market can be exciting and daunting. You are trying to find the best area of practice when each one creates unique opportunities and experiences. Although law firms will continue to be the largest employers of lawyers, many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs. This has led to an increase in the demand of lawyers in a variety of settings, such as real-estate, financial and insurance firms, consulting firms, and healthcare providers.


Lawyers will continue to be needed in the federal government to prosecute or defend civil cases on behalf of the United States, prosecute criminal cases brought by the federal government, and collect money owed to the federal government. United States Department of Labor


Take a look at all of the career paths you should consider.