Sometimes individuals have trouble finding jobs to put their paralegal certificate to use and wonder what else they can do with their paralegal certificate. That’s what this post is all about. Fortunately, with your paralegal certificate you do have options. Let’s take a look.
What Skills You Get When Earning Your Paralegal Certificate
There are certain skills you get when earning your certification that are transferable…that you can take with you to any job. Those skills include legal research, communication skills, problem-solving and creative thinking.
The ability to do legal research can be used in many legal settings. But, learning how to find the answer to questions is a skill that can be used anywhere; even in every day life.
Communication skills that are learned will be both verbal and written. The verbal communication skills can be used in any job. Whether you deal with the public or just your co-workers, excellent verbal communication skills will help you. The written communication knowledge that you obtain during your paralegal training can help you in any office setting that you choose to work in.
Problem solving and creative thinking will help an employee stand out in any job. Using deductive reasoning skills and solve problems without a supervisor having to micro-manage and spoon feed all the answers to every issue that arises, will make an employee a valuable asset to any employer.
If the newly certified paralegal want to remain in the legal field, they can take these skills and go to work in one of the following positions:
- Administrative Assistant
- Claims adjuster, administrator, appraiser, examiner and investigator
- Compliance officer
- Contracts administrator
- Court clerk
- Editor for a legal or business publisher
- Equal employment opportunity specialist
- Freelance paralegal
- Judicial assistant
- Jury consultant
- Law librarian
- Legal software representative
- Municipal clerk
- Paralegal instructor
- Parole officer
- Probation officer
- Technical Writer
- Title examiner, abstractor and researcher
- Title insurance administrative assistant
- Trial court coordinator
- Victim or witness advocate
- Virtual Assistant