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Legal Support Services at American Public University System

If you are interested in studying legal support services, you may want to check out the program at American Public University System. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and approximately 46,420 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Support Services section at the bottom of this page.

  • Certificate in Legal Support (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Legal Support

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

American Military University does offer online education options in legal support for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Associate’s Degree

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Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal support majors at American Public University System.

89% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 11% of legal support associate's degrees went to men and 89% went to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Legal Support Services Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in legal support at American Military University are white. Around 56% fell into this category, which is typical for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a associate's in legal support.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Services Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 20
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

A degree in legal support can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,810 $46,080
Legal Secretaries 1,430 $38,460
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 150 $59,440
Legal Support Workers 130 $56,560
Court Reporters 90 $48,570

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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