Career Attributes

  • $57,086
  • 19,600
  • 3.1
  • 3.6%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Engineering Management
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Overview

Court reporting programs are available in community colleges or dedicated court reporter schools, and will result in an associate’s degree or professional diploma or certificate after two years. Entrance exams need to be taken before acceptance into the court reporter program, and are usually in typing and english. Students should have an excellent grasp of the english language before applying to a court reporter program. Look for programs that are accredited through the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), which ensures that the program meets the required standards.

There are a few paths within court reporting that one can take, therefore it is advisable to look at the path that interests you the most before beginning a court reporter program. The most popular programs are:

  • court reporting/stenography
  • court reporting/voice writing
  • closed/broadcast captioning
  • CART (Communications Access Realtime Reporting)

What are Court Reporters like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, Court Reporters tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Court Reporters by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 87 Sokanu users

Are Court Reporters happy?

31stpercentile

Court Reporters rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 31st percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Court Reporter Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Court Reporters

The most common degree held by Court Reporters is Psychology. 23% of Court Reporters had a degree in Psychology before becoming Court Reporters. That is over 3 times the average across all careers. English Literature graduates are the second most common among Court Reporters, representing 16% of Court Reporters in the Sokanu user base, which is 3.3 times the average.

Court Reporter Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Court Reporter, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Court Reporters % of population Multiple
Psychology 22.6% 7.0% 3.2×
English Literature 16.1% 4.9% 3.3×
Computer Science 12.9% 2.9% 4.5×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 9.7% 1.6% 6.1×
Criminal Justice 9.7% 1.4% 6.9×

Court Reporter Education Levels

86% of Court Reporters have an associate's degree. 9% of Court Reporters have a bachelor's degree.

No education 0%
High school diploma 5%
Associate's degree 86%
Bachelor's degree 9%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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Career Attributes

  • $57,086
  • 19,600
  • 3.1
  • 3.6%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Engineering Management
More Attributes