Although warnings about a poor job market and an economy on the brink of a recession have filled the airwaves recently, the 2008 outlook for the legal market shows that it will continue to be a booming sector. Work, as well as jobs, in the areas of corporate securities, energy, and IP law in particular will continue to grow throughout the year. Moreover, salaries will also rise by 9.1% for attorneys, with first year associates who work at large firms earning $111,750 to $137,000.
Those who are looking for law related jobs should know that this is a rather long process and it will take a great deal of commitment to reach this goal. This is particularly true for those looking for attorney work, as this career requires years of schooling. This is not something that you can simply do right away, as you must plan ahead before applying for any law jobs. This is because the schooling that you receive will be rather specialized, since certain degrees transfer into the legal field better than others will. While you do not necessarily need a pre-law degree to get law work, you will definitely need a law degree to find any attorney jobs in your area.
There is a dissimilarity between changing a job and making a career transition. A job change means just changing your job, but doing the same thing, albeit at a different location and amongst different people. However, when you leave a job for another that involves doing something totally unlike what you were doing earlier; you are making a career transition. Job changes are generally relatively simpler and straight forward, with little interruption to the life that you are leading, while career transitions can be long-drawn-out and often influence and have a strong bearing on your personal and family life.