Private Practice. A handful of lawyers work independently in solo practices but most practicing lawyers work as part of a larger team of lawyers.
Government. Lawyers are hired by local, state and the federal government for work on cases as well as analysis. Some lawyers might do legal research on topics related to laws or policies.
Social Policy Agencies. Private and nonprofit policy agencies and think tanks hire lawyers to research policy-related topics, write briefs intended to educate policymakers, and litigate.
Business. Every large business employs lawyers. They might deal with human resources issues, such as hiring policies. Others do work related to be the business itself. For example a lawyer who works at a pharmaceutical company might be involved in litigation or in determining the legal feasibility of particular actions.
Lawyers work in all settings. With creativity, ingenuity, and hard work you can have a legal career in any setting you work.