The legal field offers valuable opportunities for employment seekers interested in criminal justice, and recent data shows that many students are considering careers in this industry. According to The State Journal, legal experts are predicting the segment could grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020 as more pupils pursue high-salaried, rewarding jobs after they graduate. 

"Lawyers have a bad reputation, but one thing I learned early on in law school is all of the good that lawyers can do," Tulane University Law School student Aaron Ryan told the news source. 

James Jolly, communications director at West Virginia University College of Law, stated that many legal firms are actively seeking talented attorneys to add to their teams. In fact, Jolly said that many of these employers are offering salaries around $63,000 annually. 

The Wall Street Journal points out that the legal segment gained more jobs in December 2012. If the United States continues its recovery from the economic recession of the late 2000s, more legal firms could pursue skilled professionals to provide assistance, including students who are exploring careers in this industry. 

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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