What alternative jobs can I do with a law degree?

Meg Timbrell
Meg Timbrell
Content & Social Media Manager
1 min read

Just a few of the career pathways you can pursue with a law degree.

Studying a law degree shouldn't limit you to only becoming a lawyer, paralegal, solicitor or other legal professions. Due to the challenging nature of law, employers from a multitude of fields will value your transferable skills gained during this time. Here are a few of the different sectors and job roles you can transfer these skills to:

Business Analyst

Business analysts work with organisations to help them change and improve. You'll work with senior managers and other professionals to support changes to the way an organisation works, like improving decision-making processes, supporting the introduction of a new IT system, or developing a marketing and sales strategy.

Salary: £30k - £70k

Hours: 37 - 39 per week

Full job description here.

Operational Researcher

Operational researchers analyse how organisations can improve the way they work.

Salary: £20k - £80k

Hours: 37 - 39 per week

Full job description here.

Music Supervisor

Music supervisors oversee the selection and licensing of music for films or television shows.

Salary: £35k - £100k

Hours: 30 - 40 per week

Full job description here.

Human Resources Manager

Human resources (HR) managers develop, deliver and manage HR policies and plans.

Salary: £35k - £100k

Hours: 37-39 per week

Full job description here.

Town Planner

Town planners help shape the way towns and cities develop, and balance the demands on land with the needs of the community.

Salary: £18k - £80k

Hours: 38 - 40 per week

Full job description here.

Insurance Broker

Insurance brokers use their knowledge of the insurance market to help find the right cover, at the best price, for their customers.

Salary: £18k - £100k

Hours: 37 - 39 per week

Full job description here.

Civil Service Manager

Civil Service managers work in government departments, managing teams that establish policies and provide public services.

Salary: £35k - £68k

Hours: 37 - 40 per week

Full job description here.

Member of Parliament (MP)

MPs represent people's concerns and interests in the House of Commons.

Salary: £82k - £150k

Hours: 44 - 46 per week

Full job description here.

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