Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has two paralegal schools within its city limits. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 45,943. It is the 26th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Washington.
Paralegal students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 770 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $58,250. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $52,550/yr and there are 3,770 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.686 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0.549/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 2 paralegal schools in Seattle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($22,705/yr) for paralegal students, with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest, reported at only $8,906/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|