What is the employment outlook for paralegal professionals?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth for paralegals and legal assistants, between the years 2012 and 2022 is 17%, which is much faster than the 11% average for all occupations. In the same time period, the employment change is expected to be 46,200, with nearly 277,000 number of jobs for paralegals in 2012. (Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)