By: Susana Garcia


Lawyers work in a variety of fields, from criminal law to divorce law to patent law, navigating the legal system on behalf of their clients.


University Of Kentucky .

Baylor University School of Law.

Texas Tech Univeristy Of Law.


Lawyers earned a median salary of $113,530 in 2012, according to the BLS. The best-paid earned more than $187,999 while the lowest-paid made approximately $54,310.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , job opportunities for lawyers are expected to increase by 10% between 2012 and 2022 . The BLS attributed this growth to a general increase in the demand for legal services.