I cruise CL jobs ads a lot and see the ads looking for even unlicensed JDs to do basic doc review for $20 an hour, and 10 plus years experienced ones to supervise for around $25 (most often contract pay, meaning no OT, higher taxes, and NOT eligible for unemployment once laid off-as ALL these jobs do)
Now, I see in the same legal jobs section, a Manpower Job for a Paralegal... 3 years experience....$40 an hour WITH the ability for OT, WITH the employer paying their share of the taxes and WITH unemployment eligibility.............
Sure glad I have that JD
And I know what you are thinking "I could do that job", but no, no you cant. Not unless you started as a paralegal and then went JD. Legally sure you could, but in REALITY employers don't hire JDs for that. Trust me, ask around.