Phoenix, AZ (population: 1,635,783) has three legal assistant schools within its city limits. Everest College-Phoenix, the highest ranked school in the city with a legal assistant program, has a total student population of 4,688. It is the 2854th highest ranked school in the USA and the 36th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
Legal Assistant students from Phoenix schools who go on to become legal assistants, paralegals, legal analysts, legal clerks, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 246,810 people working as paralegals and legal assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,080. Also, Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers make on average $87,620 per year and there are about 13,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 160 employed administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers earning an average salary of $86,280. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $49,010/yr and there are 4,060 employed.
Phoenix lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Phoenix are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0/1000 are held by administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers.
Of the 3 legal assistant schools in Phoenix, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Phoenix comes out as the most expensive ($24,264/yr) for legal assistant students, with Phoenix College as the lowest, reported at only $8,058/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Phoenix|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||48.8 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||75.4 miles|