Lawyers


Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, and manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Legal Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 8,790 52.30 25.01 65.94 108,770 52,030 137,150
Joplin MSA 60 49.39 16.14 66.02 102,730 33,570 137,310
Columbia MSA 230 43.92 20.41 55.68 91,360 42,450 115,810
St Joseph MSA 60 34.71 20.78 41.67 72,190 43,230 86,670
Springfield MSA 320 54.38 24.21 69.47 113,120 50,350 144,500
St Louis MSA 4,730 53.59 27.83 66.47 111,470 57,900 138,260
Kansas City* 2,890 56.31 30.67 69.13 117,127 63,790 143,796
Central Region* 510 42.82 19.21 54.63 89,068 39,956 113,625
Northeast Region* 10 21.91 15.57 25.09 45,583 32,391 52,179
Northwest Region* 110 45.03 21.09 57.00 93,659 43,875 118,551
Southeast Region* 130 30.56 19.26 36.22 63,572 40,051 75,332
Southwest Region* 60 49.39 16.14 66.02 102,730 33,565 137,312
St. Louis County* 1,210 48.68 24.83 60.61 101,256 51,644 126,062
West Central Region* 60 41.49 23.41 50.52 86,294 48,702 105,090

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 11,140 13,680 2,540 22.80 328 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 4,970 5,850 880 17.71 122 Outstanding
St Louis MSA 5,570 6,720 1,150 20.65 153 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 250 270 20 8.00 2 Good
Ozark Region* 590 740 150 25.42 19 Great
South Central Region* 170 200 30 17.65 4 Good
Southeast Region* 290 310 20 6.90 4 Good
Southwest Region* 220 250 30 13.64 4 Outstanding
West Central Region* 250 260 10 4.00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires First professional degree in one of the following
Law (LL.B., J.D.)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.) (NEW)
Comparative Law (LL.M., M.C.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.) (NEW)
Health Law (LL.M., M.J., J.S.D./S.J.D.) (NEW)
Tax Law/Taxation (LL.M, J.S.D./S.J.D.). (NEW)
Legal Professions and Studies, Other (NEW)