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Job Placement Services

Altrain Academy offers Job Placement Assistance. The curriculum includes a three-hour job placement presentation where we discuss how to find a employment, where to find a employment, what to wear, what to say, etc. Our job placement services are outlined in detail below. We view job placement as a team effort and expect students to remain in contact with us throughout their job search. We are proud of our 2020 Job Placement Rate of 92%.

Job Placement Services include:

  • Preparation of a Customized Resume– We have over a 100 resume templates and formats to choose from. Each student can pick their own template and we teach you how to prepare a professional resume. The templates are designed to match the student’s personality, some are very professional, others are a little more fun and modern. Resumes are updated throughout their careers at no charge and printed on professional resume paper to make them stand out in interviews.
  • Preparation of Custom Cover Letters– Each student is also provided instruction on how to prepare a custom cover letter to match their resume. The cover letters highlight student’s personality, skills and qualifications. Students are also taught how to customize the letters when applying for jobs and the importance of using key words.
  • On the Job Training – Externships–Although it is not required externships are highly encouraged. Benefits of completing an externship include gaining real world experience, looks excellent on a resume and may lead into a job or networking opportunity.
  • Interview Tips and Techniques– During the presentation we thoroughly discuss the interview process and how to land your first job. We discuss potential interview questions and how to answer them. We teach students how to do research on dental offices and avoid common mistakes. Additionally, all students are provided the opportunity to participate in mock interviews with our staff and instructors.
  • Professional Head Shots– Each student is provided a professional head shot. These photos can be used for social media profiles including Linkedin and Indeed. They can also be put on students resumes and sent along with job applications.
  • Direct Placement Leads– When an office contacts us, we contact our students with the details and send their resumes directly to the law firm. We have had much success with direct placement leads over the past 16 years for the Medical and Dental Assistant Programs and anticipate the Legal Assisting Program will be the same.

We will make every effort to place you in a dental position, however, this is not offered as an inducement and no guarantee or representation of placement or employment is made or implied.

Job Placement Services

Job Boards

Check out these Job Boards for the latest Legal Assistant Jobs in demand.

Employment Outlook

Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 43,000 openings for paralegals and legal assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, they are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. In these cases, paralegals and legal assistants can take on a “hybrid” role within the firm, performing not only traditional paralegal duties but also some of the tasks previously assigned to legal secretaries or other legal support workers.

Law firms also are attempting to reduce billing costs as clients push for less expensive legal services. Due to their lower billing rates to clients, paralegals can be a less costly alternative to lawyers, performing a wide variety of tasks once done by entry-level lawyers. This should cause an increase in demand for paralegals and legal assistants.

Although law firms will continue to be the largest employers of paralegals, many large corporations are increasing their in-house legal departments to cut costs. For many companies, the high cost of outside counsel makes it more economical to have an in-house legal department. This will lead to an increase in the demand for legal workers in a variety of settings, such as finance and insurance firms, consulting firms, and healthcare providers.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Paralegal and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm (visited November 8, 2021).

We will make every effort to place you in a dental position, however , this is not offered as an inducement and no guarantee or representation of placement or employment is made or implied.