Hilo, HI (population: 45,456) has one legal assistant school within a 500-mile radius of its city center. Kapiolani Community College has a total student population of 9,102. It is the 5366th highest ranked school in the USA and the 14th highest in the state of Hawaii (#1 is University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Legal Assistant students from Hilo 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.
Hilo lies in Hawaii county, which is one of the 4 counties in Hawaii. Overall, the Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area has 157,120 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.24/hr average worker wage, and a $40,030 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kapiolani Community College ends up costing a student $3,425/yr.
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