Are attorneys happy with their jobs anymore? We talk to people in the legal industry to see what makes some attorneys love their jobs while others are miserable.
Unless you are an entrepreneur with funding and other resources available to you (including risk management) to start your own practice, you should find a niche or two among your interests, talents, and skill sets that you can offer to the legal profession. And the big secret in the entrepreneurial world is that as a business owner, you are still seeking to find a niche in the global marketplace but just with higher stakes — such as the livelihood of your staff and clientele, in addition to yourself and your family.
Good grades in Ivy-League law schools no longer guarantee recent law school graduates a good job. Post-recession, the market has made it very tough for law school students to land full-time, permanent jobs with law firms. So, instead of getting frustrated with the circumstances beyond your control and looking for other less preferred career lines, it is best to reset your focus. You can still hope for a great career path in law by using different means. Look up for positions for quasi legal jobs.