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Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

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Planning, managing and providing legal, public safety, protective and homeland security services, including professional and technical support services.

Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into the legal and the protective service occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.


Employment of legal occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 93,300 new jobs. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, there is expected to be strong demand to hire many more paralegals and legal assistants. Additionally, the demand for lawyers is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and governments require legal services in many areas.

Protective Service

Employment of protective service occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, slower than average, which will result in about 95,200 new jobs.

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