5 Benefits of Being a Court Reporter

July 6, 2016 6:30 am Published by 5 Comments

If you’re thinking about a new career or are just entering the working world, we want you to consider court reporting. The benefits of being a court reporter extend beyond the courtroom to the business world due in part to the evolution of livestream video and webinars. We’re excited to be part of this growing field and hope you are too.

Here are five benefits of being a court reporter:

  1. No Four Year Degree Required. Whether you choose an online or in-person program, you can be working as a court reporter in as few as two years. Not only that but the profession is in high demand so you will likely land a well-paying job or work freelance right out of school.
  2. Earning Potential. With more than 5,000 court reporters set to retire over the next few years, there is a great need for professionals to enter this field. While the average salary for a court reporter nationwide is $53,000 [Source], that number is set to grow by 14% per year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics due in large part to a court reporter shortage and greater need both inside and outside the courtroom. If you’re trained in Real-Time Translation, the earning potential is even higher.
  3. Flexible Schedule. If you dream of earning enough money and having time to travel the world, consider this profession. Many reporters are working from home (or other remote locations) on a flexible schedule and creating the life of their dreams.
  4. Varying people, places, and topics. You might think working as a court reporter means focusing on one case for weeks, and while that may be true, within that case you will likely transcribe testimony from a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. You might also work on a type of case one week and something completely different the next. We’re always working with different people so there’s not a dull moment!
  5. Career outside the courtroom. What we love most about this field is that it’s growing! We’re not just working in courtrooms anymore. There’s a need for people with our skills and training at press conferences, sporting events, business meetings, webinars, and conferences.

The benefits of being a court reporter extend beyond the courtroom to business settings and beyond. We’re excited to be part of this growing field and look forward to working with you!

Categorised in: ,

This post was written by anne

5 Comments

  • How are court reporters able to work from home? I thought that they had to be at the courthouse to make the records? Still, if working from home is an option then I will have to recommend it to my wife. She would love working from home, and she is a fairly fast typist.

  • My cousin has been without a job for a while now is trying to find a good paying job. You mentioned that court reporters average salary nationwide is $53,000, and that number is set to grow by 14% per year. I had no idea there are so many jobs available in this profession. Do most courts need to have a court reporter? It seems that this might be a job worth pursuing.

  • Cristel says:

    Good article, it can help anyone to start a career as Court Reporter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *