A top 10 list of professions with the greatest career potential was recently released by Come Recommended, a content agency specializing in careers, recruiting, and human resources. It’s no surprise to Florida’s court reporting schools that court reporters made the list.
The report notes a 78 percent increase in the need to fill court reporting positions nationwide since 2010. Court reporters specialize in creating verbatim transcripts of legal proceedings and depositions. But their skills also are put to use daily in transcribing speeches, meetings and conversations. Court reporters who gain additional skills in closed captioning find work in film and television as well.
The findings echo those of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which predicts an 18-percent growth in the court reporting profession between 2008 and 2018. And they reflect the Stenotype Institute’s track record of placing 95 percent of graduates in court reporting jobs over the past decade.
One attraction to the profession is the high income potential for court reporters, Florida-based students say. The annual media salary for court reporters nationwide is $47,000, but that figure can easily double depending on the market in which you work and on the setting. For example, federal courts typically pay higher than do county or civil courts. And highly-skilled freelancers can demand enviable rates for covering high-profile court cases.
Other jobs making the list include education administrators; special education teachers; medical and public health social workers; marriage and family therapists; urban planners; clergy; firefighters and mediators.
Want to stake your claim to one of the nation’s most promising career opportunities? Call the Stenotype Institute today at 800-273-5090. Recognized as one of the nation’s top court reporting schools, we have campuses in Jacksonville and Orlando serving students from throughout Florida and South Georgia. Our students come from Naples, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Cocoa Beach, Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Ft. Walton Beach, Panama City, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota, in Florida, plus Albany, Brunswick and Savannah in Georgia.