Baltimore, MD (population: 632,410) has two legal assistant schools within its city limits. The Community College of Baltimore County, the highest ranked school in the city with a legal assistant program, has a total student population of 23,584. It is the 5364th highest ranked school in the USA and the 69th highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
Legal Assistant students from Baltimore 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 Baltimore-Towson area alone, there are 430 employed administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers earning an average salary of $118,840. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $51,770/yr and there are 3,750 employed.
Baltimore lies in Baltimore county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Baltimore-Towson area has 1,259,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $23.40/hr average worker wage, and a $48,670 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.981 out of every 1000 jobs in Baltimore are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0.339/1000 are held by administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers.
Of the 2 legal assistant schools in Baltimore, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baltimore City Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,851/yr) for legal assistant students, with The Community College of Baltimore County as the lowest, reported at only $5,035/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Baltimore|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||12.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||29.1 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||30.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||32.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||32.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||33.1 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||41.3 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||41.7 miles|