If you decide that you want to get a paralegal certificate, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 paralegal schools in Santa Ana, California. With an overall population of 337,977 and a student population of 32,249, approximately 31,128 of Santa Ana students attend one of Santa Ana's schools that offer paralegal programs.
Of the 2 paralegal schools in Santa Ana, the largest paralegal school, by student population, is Santa Ana College. In 2010, approximately 46 students graduated from the Paralegal program at Santa Ana College.
A total of 86 students graduated with credentials in paralegal from paralegal schools in Santa Ana in 2010. In 2009 tuition at paralegal schools in Santa Ana was $652 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for paralegal related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Santa Ana after graduating from paralegal school, you should know that job prospects for paralegals in Santa Ana, which is the most popular paralegal profession, are good. There were 28,300 paralegals working in California and 3,180 working in the greater Santa Ana area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of paralegals is expected to increase by 19% in Santa Ana. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Santa Ana is $55,620 per year, which is higher than the average for paralegals state-wide.