Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Career Outlook for Law Studies Majors

All of the data on the jobs and earning potentials is based on 2018 data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Example Career Paths

  • Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators: Median Salary $62,270; 7700 current jobs.
  • Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators: $65,670; 346,000 current jobs.
  • Court Reporters: Median Salary $57,150; 15,700 current jobs.
  • Paralegals & Legal Assistants: Median Salary $50,940; 325,700 current jobs.
  • Secretaries & Administrative Assistants: Median Salary $38,880; 3,786,800 current jobs.