Court Reporting
Career School Certificate Program
Register By: Sep 01, 2021
Classes Begin: Oct 01, 2021

Court Reporters and Closed Captioning work in a range of areas, writing down everything said in a court room, disposition, mediation, malpractice hearing, board room meetings and other areas. Closed Captioners translate the spoken word on all media content, including videos and lecturers.  Court reporters can work full time for the court system, or work free-lance on behalf of agencies.

Court reporters typically do the following:

  • Attend depositions, hearings, proceedings, and other events that require written transcripts
  • Capture spoken dialogue with specialized equipment, including stenography machines, video and audio recording devices, and covered microphones
  • Read or play back all or a portion of the proceedings upon request from the judge
  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible or unclear statements or testimony
  • Review notes for names of speakers and technical terminology
  • Prepare transcripts for the record
  • Edit transcripts for typographical errors
  • Provide copies of transcripts and recordings to the courts, counsels, and parties involved
  • Transcribe television or movie dialogue onto screens to help deaf or hard-of-hearing viewers
  • Provide real-time translation in classes and other public forums with deaf or hard-of-hearing students and individuals

Job demand is high, especially as court reporters retire. New York and New Jersey are among the areas that are seeing the greatest demand.  In New York, the salary expectations are about $45 per hour, with an average annual range of $60,000-$90,000.  In New Jersey, the salary expectations are about $30 per hour, with an average annual range of $50,000-$60,000 With additional experience and education, reporters can earn well into the six-figures. (

2 years
Does not include equipment and software.
New York Salary

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