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Hear my story...
Benedict Coyne
School of Law and Justice graduate

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Human rights and justice

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% PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE IN THE PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES INDUSTRY WHO ARE TERTIARY QUALIFIED.

SOURCE: ABS LABOUR FORCE 2014

WEEKLY AVERAGE EARNINGS

  • > $1,500
  • $1,201 - $1,500
  • $1,001 - $1,200
  • $900 - $1,000
  • < $900
  • $0
BARRISTER
$1,500+
SOLICITOR
$1,500
PARALEGAL
$1000
SOURCE: ABS LABOUR FORCE 2014

"A LAWYER’S CAREER CAN BE VERY EXCITING, HIGHLY REWARDING AND INTERESTING.
EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT AS NO TWO CASES ARE EVER EXACTLY THE SAME.
THERE IS A MYRIAD OF TYPES OF LAW THAT ONE CAN PRACTICE."

JOB OPENINGS - 2014 - 2018

  • > 50,000
  • 25,000 - 50,000
  • 10,000 - 25,000
  • 5,000 - 10,000
  • < 5,000
  • 0
BARRISTER
SOLICITOR
PARALEGAL
SOURCE: ABS LABOUR FORCE 2014
11-outer

For those who enjoy debate, strategic planning and drama, a career in law will be very fulfilling and is never mundane or repetitive.

FUTURE EMPLOYMENT CHANGE
NEXT 5 YEARS

FROM TO
BARRISTER 8.5% 12%
SOLICITOR 8.5% 12%
PARALEGAL 12.1+%
SOURCE: ABS LABOUR FORCE 2014

PREDICTED JOB OPENINGS FOR 2014 - 2018...

EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
5 YEARS TO NOVEMBER 2018
SOURCE: ABS LABOUR FORCE 2014

BARRISTER

Less than
5,000

SOLICITOR

25,001 to
50,000

PARALEGAL

5,001 to
10,000

IN A SNAPSHOT

environmentCHOICE OF WORK ENVIRONMENT
starWORK NEVER THE SAME
travelTRAVEL ABROAD
peopleMEET AND SEE DIFFERENT PEOPLE
learningNEVER STOP LEARNING
freedomBUILD SELF ESTEEM
graphGOOD JOB GROWTH
womenHIGH % OF WOMEN EMPLOYED