Many students coming out of school have a bewildering choice of careers open to them. Many will take a law degree at any of the good universities and sometime they’ll take a place at a recognised law school. Having achieved an honours or masters degree, the decision of what to do next should have already been mapped out. However, this is not always the case or perhaps the training contract never materialised. There are alternative careers though that can be achieved would include legal assistant, legal executive, paralegal, legal secretary etc. These are all defined roles and form an essential support role to any legal team. They are especially valued within chambers as essential background filling and in large public sector offices like councils and colleges, there could be several roles to help keep those legal departments running. Taking a law degree is never a waste of time, effort or money. There will always be a worthwhile career to be gained from that particular learning stream!