Boca Raton, FL (population: 86,084) has fifteen paralegal schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Miami, the highest ranked school in this group with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 15,629. It is the 69th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Florida.
Paralegal students from Boca Raton schools who go on to become paralegals, paralegalss, paralegal professionals, real estate paralegals, 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, Legal support workers make on average $58,630 per year and there are about 39,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area alone, there are 70 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $52,590. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $49,990/yr and there are 2,020 employed.
Boca Raton lies in Palm Beach county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach Metropolitan area has 510,440 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Boca Raton are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 15 paralegal schools with a 100-mile radius of Boca Raton, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Kendall comes out as the most expensive ($38,735/yr) for paralegal students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boca Raton|
|Deerfield Beach||FL||75,503||1||1.86135||0||4.2 miles|
|Delray Beach||FL||64,829||0||-||0||5.7 miles|
|Coconut Creek||FL||51,117||1||19.1074||42||7.6 miles|
|Pompano Beach||FL||101,930||4||24.0374||34||9.1 miles|
|Boynton Beach||FL||69,913||1||0.00884495||0||11.2 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||11.6 miles|
|Fort Lauderdale||FL||184,625||11||23.9607||338||16.0 miles|
|Lake Worth||FL||-||2||25.2639||114||17.3 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||26.3 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||28.7 miles|
|North Miami Beach||FL||-||1||30.306||3||30.4 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||31.0 miles|
|North Miami||FL||55,954||1||20.3506||19||32.7 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||34.2 miles|
|Miami Beach||FL||84,633||4||12.1922||6||38.8 miles|
|Coral Gables||FL||43,646||1||80.2467||177||47.3 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||64.7 miles|