One of the foundations of American society is our commitment to the rule of law. Whether a criminal breaks the law or there is a legal dispute between people or companies, our court system is there to determine guilt and innocence, and then settle conflicts or punish offenders.

There are many different jobs in the court system. Of course, you could become a lawyer, but lawyering isn’t for everyone (lawyer jokes aside). Many people become paralegals, legal assistants and court reporters, and these are three really great careers that don’t require a law-school education.

If you’d like to work in the legal system, check out what it’s really like and learn what training you need to enter this rewarding field.