Career Services

Once you’ve become a certified court reporter, our Career Services Office can help you find the right career path.

Brown College of Court Reporting enjoys strong, lasting relationships with area courts, law firms and other businesses that hire our graduates because of our reputation for excellence. The education our students receive, and the externship they are required to complete, helps prepare them for success in the real world.

Our Career Services Office maintains a list of current job opportunities and helps students throughout the application process. We’ll provide guidance with resumes, cover letters and employment applications. Our office can also arranges for students to participate in mock trials and helps them schedule externship hours.

The outlook for court reporters is 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 are strongly positioned.

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.

Good to Know:

    • 100% of certified Brown College graduates for 2014 are employed!
    • 10% growth rate through 2022 expected for the court reporting
    • Job prospects are 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

A recent CNN “Money” report spotlighted court reporting in a lineup of “Six-Figure Jobs That Aren’t On the List of Usual Suspects,” while CNBC noted that “this job makes six figures, with no college degree.” How many career choices can you say that about?