Forbes recently released their list of the Best Jobs for Women in 2013. In addition to healthcare related positions, Lawyers and Judges were among the top 5 jobs listed. As we often cover healthcare hiring demand, we thought we'd delve into demand for Lawyers and Judges.
During the past 4 years, the highest volume of job ads for Lawyers and Judges occurred in May 2010 with over 16,000 ads listed online. Since then, hiring demand decreased in 2011 and remained lower until volume increased during the 2nd quarter of 2012. In December, just under 12,000 ads were posted online for Lawyers and 191 for Judges.
Hiring Demand Chart for Lawyers and Judges – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Do candidates for these occupations need the same skill set? Both Lawyer and Judge job ads require candidates to have oral and written communication, legal research and detail oriented skills. Juris doctorate is among the most advertised requirements for Lawyers. Judges are also most commonly required to have strong interpersonal and resource management skills.
Most Commonly Advertised Skills and Qualifications for
On average, recruiting conditions for legal positions throughout the US are likely to be favorable, scoring an 8 on our Hiring Scale (99 denoting hard-to-fill positions). The New York metro area has the highest demand and the largest candidate pool for Lawyers and Judges. The hiring environment remains less difficult in this city because the available candidate pool exceeds the demand in this area.
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