Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Courts and law offices from across the United States are predicting widespread shortages of professional court reporters, thanks in part to a lack of educational institutions and programs that provide students with the education they need to become certified. Now, the Stenotype™ Institute is making it easier for men and women in Florida and throughout the nation to obtain the training they need to become certified court reporters or to gain employment in related fields such as real-time reporting and transcribing, broadcast captioning, webcasting and more. For a limited time, the school is waiving its guideline that restricted its online program to those who were at least 50 miles from the school, allowing even local residents an opportunity to learn online at their own convenience.
Through onsite and online programs, the Stenotype™ Institute offers comprehensive training to help students become employed in these rapidly growing fields and to successfully pursue additional National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) certifications in high-demand positions including legal video specialist, broadcast captioner, CART (communication access real-time translation) reporter, registered professional reporter and freelance reporter. NCRA offers nationally recognized certifications in all these areas, and every certification begins with the thorough educational grounding provided by the Stenotype™ Institute.
Recent news reports from across the country have detailed the current shortage of certified court reporters and predict those shortages will grow exponentially as a significant portion of today’s reporters and transcribers reach retirement age. In fact, one report from Kansas estimates as many as 25 percent of the state’s court reporters will reach retirement age in the next three years, with more expected to retire within the next five to 10 years.
That means that the time is ripe for men and women who are looking for a field where they can find employment without the need for an expensive four-year college degree. According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), court reporters make an average annual salary of $53,010, and some positions can earn more than $90,000 per year. The cost of Stenotype™ Institute’s training program is a small fraction of the cost of a four-year degree and financial aid is available for students who qualify.
Registering for the Stenotype™ Institutes educational programs couldn’t be simpler. Potential students:
About Stenotype™ Institute
Founded in 1940, the Stenotype™ Institute believes that professional success depends on personal integrity, dedication to a strong work ethic, and a solid, continuing education in today's fast-paced world of rapid technological and social change. Stenotype™ Institute offers training in court reporting, closed captioning, cyber conferencing and more to ensure its students are able to effectively and successfully compete in the rapidly evolving and challenging environment of court and real-time reporting. To learn more about Stenotype™ Institute and the training it offers, visit their website at http://www.stenotype.edu today.