Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has three paralegal schools within its city limits. College of Saint Mary, the highest ranked school in the city with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 1,120. It is the 3403rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Paralegal students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 110 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $47,840. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $41,180/yr and there are 710 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.578 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0.248/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 3 paralegal schools in Omaha, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Omaha Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,422/yr) for paralegal students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|