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Is Becoming a Certified Paralegal Worth the Time and Investment?

Paralegals are in High Demand

If you are fresh out of high school, have an Associates or Bachelor's degree, or are looking to start a new career, know this: Paralegals are in-demand, an you can get a paralegal certificate in just a few weeks.  

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase by 15% between now and 2026 - that's more than 40,000 new jobs.  The average salary for a paralegal is $50,940 a year and freelance paralegal professionals average even more annually.    

Will you take advantage of this opportunity?

With MSU's Online Paralegal Certificate Program, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to get you started on your paralegal career path!

How it works

  • No college degree required: To qualify, you only need a high school diploma
  • Become a certified paralegal in just weeks: This certification course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. You'll have 12 months from the time you register to complete the program.   
  • Boosts your resume: Courses equip you with extensive courtroom and legal training and skills that are practice-oriented and relating to those areas of law in which paralegals are in most demand.
  • Expand your network: You'll have an alumni network of fellow industry professionals, potential job contacts, mentors and colleagues you can depend on for advice and guidance.  
  • Financial assistance is available: This course is non-credit and does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant, but financial assistance is available to those who enroll and meet certain requirements.  You can learn more about financing options at

Bottom line: The Paralegal Certificate Program gives you the legal training and competitive credentials you need to stand out in this fast-growing, in-demand field.  

Sound appealing to you?

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