chalhou1 wrote: supercal27 wrote: chalhou1 wrote:
supercal27 wrote:Thank you for this thread and your willingness to answer questions. So, what are the real possibilities of obtaining a 6 figure job out west (ie California, Arizona, Nevada)? Or are the 100k jobs generally in the area of MSU? Thanks!
hate to be blunt but you're going to the wrong school
No, that's fine. That's what I need to hear/know! Do you mean wrong school as in no 100k jobs out of MSU period? Or for the region I want?
It will be very difficult to find that kind of job in cali with an MSU degree. In Michigan, there are opportunities for six figures
Sadly, I have to agree. Honestly, the jobs that start out paying that kind of money have become almost unattainable for most students. The landscape of the entire legal market has changed, and the jobs paying 100k to new associates are very limited and extremely competitive. The only way to ensure a job like that is to be in the top 10% of your class or to go to a T14 law school. Hopefully, it is just temporary and sorts itself out by the time we are all looking for jobs, but I'm not counting on it. http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/arti ... yers_earn/
This article shows average salaries for lawyers across the country, but this is not of first year attorneys, it is of all lawyers in the market. You can expect to make below the median starting out, and in some markets, well below the median. Law school is becoming more and more of a leap of faith, yet students still come in expecting to all make 6 figures right out the gate. I'm glad you asked that question because, as you indicated, some students just need to hear what they can realistically expect to earn upon graduation. If you have serious goals of working in the Cali market and earning that much, this simply may not be the school for you. Good luck.