Lawyer

Ethan Benson

Salary

1. "Lawyers earned a median salary of $114,970 in 2014, according to the BLS."

2. "Best paid lawyers earned more than 187,199, while lowest-paid made less than

$55,400."

3. "The highest earners worked in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, California; San

Francisco and LA."

Training

1. "Becoming a lawyer typically requires students to earn an undergraduate degree and three years of law school."

2. "Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) suggests that students major in degree programs that teach them potentially useful skills, such as writing, speaking, investigating and critical-thinking."

3. "They also put their skills and knowledge to use by participating in clinical programs, which allow second-and third-year law students to apply what they learn to real life situations."

Education

1. "All lawyers must complete law school."

2. "Applying to law school requires graduating from a bachelor's degree program and, in nearly all cases, taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)."

3. "While no particular field of study is required for applying to law school, all lawyers should have their reading, speaking, and argumentation skills while in college."

Work Hours

1. "There is an average of 2200 hours of work billed each year."

2. "That is 42 hours a week in billed hours."

3. "When those lawyers threw in all the unbilled hours they work each year and divided it out, that came out to 66 hours per week (that's with two weeks of vacation worked in.)"