If you are in law school or are considering going to law school, one of the areas you might be interested in working in is contract law. In contract law attorney jobs, the lawyer will represent a party on one side or the other of a case that deals with contract law. Contract law jobs can be done in private practice, as a staff lawyer for a corporation, or while working for the government or nonprofit organizations.
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.
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.