Working as a contract attorney has both pros and cons, just like any other attorney. Some of the pros include having a variety of work and having compensation that is tied to their hours. Some of the cons include a lower average salary compared to regular attorneys and less prestige than regular attorneys have.
It may seem a little odd to join purchasing, which is concerned with the assembling of supplies, equipment and services essential to the company's production, and contract administration, which is concerned essentially with the sale of products, in a single category. Yet in reality they are closely related inasmuch as both are primarily concerned with the developing and monitoring of contracts.
There are many attorney jobs available but perhaps one of the most lucrative would be that of a contract attorney. This type of lawyer is simply hired on a contract basis. In other words, it's like temporary employment. It has its advantage in that a lawyer who is not quite sure about what he wants to do can sort of, float around and try different avenues. The down side of this type of legal employment is there is no security in it. You don't know where and when your next attorney job may be. In some circles of the law it may not be considered all that prestigious either. Most attorneys in the industry suggest that a lawyer should be attached to some type of permanent law practice.