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Alternate Career Options for Those Studying Law

Just because you are studying law, doesn't mean that you have to remain there! Your problem-solving skills are invaluable and companies will want you. - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon
Written by Channon Gray

A surprising number of students decide to change their career paths halfway through their degree. This is usually because they end up regretting their career choice or because they’re unsure of their future in the industry they’ve chosen. Some might choose a more general career path while others will specialize even further to obtain niche skills.

Since studying law is one of the tougher degrees available, it’s also one that people often switch away from after the first year. Once they realize just how competitive and cutthroat the industry is, they might be put off the idea of studying law. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to refocus your skills and different career paths for you to chase.

Your skills are needed everywhere

Whether it’s a job as a data analyst, a data scientist, mediator or even human resources officer; your analytical and problem-solving skills are very important to several industries. You don’t have to lock yourself into a career path as a lawyer and there are plenty of different options available if you’re willing to pivot your skills.

You can also consider switching to a more exotic career choice such as working as a detective or even a forensic computer analyst. These are choices that will require some training, but your existing skills can quickly be repurposed for different use cases.

In short, there are many fantastic benefits to studying law and it doesn’t mean you’re locked into becoming a lawyer. Below, we’ve included a brief infographic that will help you understand some additional benefits of studying for a Master of Laws degree.

Take a look:


Infographic from: University of Southern California

 

Whether you are in America, the UK or elsewhere in the world, your skills are needed. Just because you have studied law, does not mean that you have to remain there forever! Your problem-solving skills are invaluable and companies will want to snap you up. You can transfer your skills not only across careers but also countries. Your opportunities are endless and the world is your oyster.

 

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Just because you are studying law, doesn't mean that you have to remain there! Your problem-solving skills are invaluable and companies will want you. - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

Just because you are studying law, doesn't mean that you have to remain there! Your problem-solving skills are invaluable and companies will want you. - www.channongray.com // heythereChannon

 

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Channon Gray

I'm Channon and yes, it's spelt wrong, but that is interesting right? I'm 23 years young. I like to write, create art and travel. Cornish bumpkin who studied in London then Cambridge. I'm now a Postgraduate Student, Stationery Addict and all-round Life Enthusiast.

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