Being an Attorney



Becoming an attorney is a long process but it is worth it. First you must earn a Bachelor's degree. It can be for anything you are interested in there is not really an attorney bachelor degree. After getting your degree you must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). If you pass you can then apply to law school. Law school is where you will earn your license to become an attorney. After earning your license you can take an oath and begin you career.

Career Continued

Once you become an attorney there is a good bit of room for advancement. You may just start out as an associate. This is where you work with more advanced attorneys to learn and get experience. Then once most attorneys become well experienced they go into partnerships, where they own part of a law firm. Some attorneys will even go as far as to own their own firm. Attorneys, on average, earn $54.58 perhour which is about $113,530 per year. The job outlook is about 10% which is not bad nor good.


I plan on attending Shippensburg University for a degree in Bussiness and Marketing. I want to become a corporate attourney. I do not want to spend a lot of money on four years of college that I really won't be using that much during my career. Ship is well known for its bussiness and marketing degree, that is what the majority of students get a degree in there. So I think it's a good school for a good price. After getting my Bachelor's degree at Ship I plan on attending Dickinson College, which is a law school, for 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of training do you need? Bachelor Degree, Law license

Is there any room for job advancement? Yes, you could even own your own firm.

What is the job outlook and salary? Around $54.58 per hour, Your likley to find a job.

Requirments to get into Ship? Good GPA and good SAT/ACT scores.

Why am I considering this college? It's a cheaper school with an excellent program