Overview

Judges apply the law to court cases and oversee the legal process in courts. They also resolve administrative disputes and facilitate negotiations between opposing parties. Most judges are employed in the various levels of government. Most work in courts, and the majority work full time.

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Employment Stats

Master's degree required

Growing by 2.3% over the next 8 years

$102K Average annual salary