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Court reporting school prepares students for uniquely rewarding profession

April 2, 2014

VIENNA, Va., April 2, 2014— The New York School of Court Reporting, White Plains, N.Y., a court reporting school that is certified by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the country’s leading organization representing stenographic court reporters and captioners, is urging prospective students contemplating college, or others who are interested in changing careers, to consider the unique careers of court reporting and captioning.

Recently, the school sent that same message via a local newspaper article which showcased the program and explored what it takes to train for the unique and obscure job of court reporting.

“Court reporting is forecasted by the U.S. Department of Labor to grow at the rate of 14 percent between now and 2020. With the present workforce so competitive, it is important that students learn about this unique and age-old profession that can take as little as two years to enter and one that offers a full-time average salary according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics of $62,000 nationwide and upwards of $83,000 in the New York area,” said Stuart M. Auslander, the school’s director.

Court reporters and captioners work in a variety of environments including as official court reporters who are considered officers of the court, broadcast captioners for live television, recording official records for businesses, and as CART providers (communication access realtime translation) to assist members of the deaf and hard of hearing community. Freelance court reporters have the option of setting their own work schedules and often have the opportunity to work abroad capturing historic speeches and other events. 

Founded in 1991, the school has been training court reporters from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey for decades and offers an open door policy to instill in students a feeling of support and confidence. 

“Our faculty and staff has more than 100 years of combined distinguished court reporting service that encompasses freelance work to serving as an official court reporter,  as well as reporting on every type of civil and criminal case litigated in the legal community,” said Auslander, a former freelance reporter and senior official court reporter.

“Court reporting school is not only a great career choice for high school students but can also be just as rewarding for people interested in changing careers because it offers the opportunity for higher incomes, job flexibility, and the chance to be their own boss,” added Auslander. 

The New York School of Court Reporting School is currently enrolling new students for the spring semester. The deadline for enrollment is April 20. For more information, contact the school at admissions@nyschoolofcourtreporting.com, or at 914/686-3341.

For more information, visit www.NCRA.org. Career information about the court reporting profession—one of the leading career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree—can be found at www.CareersInCourtReporting.com

 

About NCRA

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) is internationally recognized for promoting excellence among those who capture and convert the spoken word to text for more than 100 years. NCRA is committed to supporting its more than 18,000 members in achieving the highest level of professional expertise with educational opportunities and industry-recognized court reporting, educator and videographer certification programs. NCRA impacts legislative issues and the global marketplace through its actively involved membership. Forbes has named court reporting as one of the best career options that do not require a traditional four-year degree and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the court reporting field is expected to grow more than 5 percent in the coming years. For more information, visit www.NCRA.org .