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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Legal Occupations

Court Reporters

(O*NET 23-2091.00)

Significant Points
  • Job prospects are expected to be excellent, especially for those with certification.
  • Demand for real-time broadcast captioning and translating will spur employment growth.
  • The amount of training required to become a court reporter varies by specialization; licensure requirements vary by state.
Nature of the Work

Court reporters usually create verbatim transcripts of speeches, conversations, legal proceedings, meetings, and other events. Written accounts of spoken words are sometimes necessary for correspondence, records, or legal proof, and court reporters provide those accounts. Court reporters play a critical role not only in judicial proceedings, but also at every meeting ...

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