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Judges and Magistrates

Advise and decide on cases in criminal or civil courts of law.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$68.97 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Below statewide average
Growth rate:  4.6%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Conduct hearings to investigate legal issues.
  • Research relevant legal materials to aid decision making.
  • Authorize payments to settle legal disputes.
  • Make decisions in legal cases.
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Job Title Examples:

District Court Judge
Magistrate
Administrative Hearing Officer

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