Court Reporting Career Services
Director of Career Services: Mark Green
Over the years, Brown College of Court Reporting has cultivated strong relationships with area courts, law firms and other businesses that hire Brown College graduates because of our reputation for excellence. The education our students receive, and the externship they are required to participate in, helps prepare them for the real world.
The Career Services Department maintains a list of current job opportunities and assists students throughout the application process. Career Services will provide guidance with creating resumes and cover letters and help students complete employment applications. The department will also arrange opportunities for students to participate in mock trials and will assist them with scheduling externship hours.
Career opportunities for court reporters are expected to be excellent as job openings continue to outnumber job seekers in some areas. Court reporters with certification and those who choose to specialize in providing CART, broadcast captioning, or webcasting services should have the best job opportunities. Court reporters who are willing to relocate to rural areas or large cities, where demand for court reporters’ services is very high, should have good job opportunities.
2013-14 Court Reporting Industry Outlook Report: According to an independent study conducted by Ducker Worldwide (Ducker), one of the nation’s leading marketplace analyst firms, demand for court reporters will exceed supply within five years, yielding a nationwide shortage. By 2018, there will be 5,500 new court reporter jobs available in the U.S. with the greatest demand occurring in: California, Texas, Illinois and New York.
- 100% of certified Brown College graduates for 2014 are employed!
- 10% growth rate through 2022 expected for the court reporting profession – Dept. of Labor
- Job prospects are expected to be excellent, especially for those with certification.
- Training required to become a court reporter varies by specialization; licensure requirements will vary by state
- Individuals who have the desire to start, the drive to succeed, and the will to finish the program have the best job prospects
- Demand for realtime broadcast captioning and translating, including online programming, will spur employment growth
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