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Paralegal: Stepping Stone to Other Careers

published February 26, 2013

By Harrison Barnes, CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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As you begin your career as a paralegal, you will probably not be interested in seeing how your training can prepare you for jobs and careers outside the legal field. Sometime later, however, you might find such information useful. It is very helpful therefore, to consider these options as your career progresses, even from the beginning. For you will realize that your education and training as a paralegal may well serve as a stepping stone to other areas that may be of interest to you.
 
Paralegal: Stepping Stone to Other Careers

We will discuss what it takes to become a successful paralegal. Many of the qualifications listed are the same ones necessary for success in several other fields or professions. With the professional training of a paralegal, you may wish to explore some of these fields once you gain some experience.

Many of you may have trained in other fields before becoming a paralegal. In fact, one of the problems many people face as they begin this career is how to explain what might be a radical career change to a potential employer. If you can learn how to build on your skills developed in another field and relate these skills to your paralegal training, then you will benefit from the broad range of your talents and experiences, rather than be at a disadvantage.

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