Featured Occupation: Lawyers

In the spirit of Election Tuesday, we ask: what was the most common occupational type within the outgoing 115th Congress (January 3, 2017-January 3, 2019)?

According to the Congressional Research Service Report, lawyers represented the most prevalent job type (prior to election) for Senators and third highest for House members. As of the beginning of the term, 167 members of the House and 55 members of the Senate had a law degree.

In the video above, Christina and Tina have some fun in providing real answers to common questions about lawyers.

Some examples: Why do lawyers hate their jobs and why do people hate lawyers? Why do lawyers drink so much? Why do lawyers say objection? (“The only time I yell objection is when my boyfriend is talking nonsense…”)

Why are lawyers paid so much? (“I object…on my salary I cannot afford my services…”) Who do lawyers date?

When do lawyers use math? (“Lawyers do not like math…”) Do lawyers lie? (“We do zealously advocate…but no lies…”)

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Also, under advisement: Of the nine categories contained within the Legal occupation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers only two, Arbitrators, Mediators, Conciliators and Paralegals and Legal Assistants to be “Bright Outlook” occupations meaning they are anticipated to grow faster than average (employment increase of 10% or more) and/or have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2016-2026.

Did you know that three of the Top 10 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the highest concentration of jobs in this occupation are in Florida: #2 Tallahassee, FL  (19.66 per 1,000 jobs), #5 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division  (15.53 per 1,000) and #8 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (14.04 per 1,000).

Bonus: You can watch “Lawyers in Love” by Jackson Browne here