Judges and hearing officers review cases and make decisions about them based on the law.
|Quick Facts: Judges and Hearing Officers|
|Wages||Earn $81,063 - $204,195 per year|
|Employment||Very small occupation|
|10 Year Growth||More slowly than average|
|Annual Openings||Very few|
The Preparation section describes the education, training, and experience you need to prepare for work in an occupation. This section covers the types of formal and informal training programs you should take. In addition, this topic covers the amount of experience you need to enter an occupation.
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A judge or hearing officer typically needs to:
- have a high school diploma or equivalent
- have a bachelor's degree
- complete a law degree
- have five years or more of experience as a lawyer
- complete short-term, on-the-job training
The Working Conditions section describes an occupation's characteristics. This section covers the conditions and settings that workers in an occupation are exposed to. This list also shows characteristics that a worker needs to do well in the occupation.
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In a typical work setting, judges and hearing officers:
- Have a high level of contact with lawyers, plaintiffs, and court workers. Judges who only review court briefs to make decisions have less contact with others.
- Always work indoors.
- Make decisions on a daily basis that greatly impact plaintiffs and defendants. Due to the nature of their job, they don't consult another before deciding a course of action.
- Usually work at least 40 hours per week.
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The Wage section gives you a sense of how much money workers earn in an occupation. Annual wage data appear for most occupations. The annual amount is based on working full time for 12 months.
Two types of information are given about wages--the median wage and the wage range. The median wage is represented by the line in the bar. The median wage is the amount above which half of all workers are paid and below which half of all workers are paid. This is similar to an average. The wage range from the 25% to the 75% is represented by the bar. The 25% means that one-quarter of workers in the occupation earn less than that amount. Similarly, one-quarter of workers in the occupation earn more than the 75%. Move your cursor over the bar to see the wage values.
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In Illinois, judges and hearing officers earn a median wage of $81,063 - $204,195 per year.
$ amounts are in thousands of dollars.
Employment and Outlook
Employment and Outlook
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There are five size categories for occupations in CIS: very small, small, medium, large, and very large. Similarly, five categories are used for the number of job openings: very few, few, moderate, high, and very high.
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In Illinois, 537 judges and hearing officers work in this very small occupation.
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