Pittsburgh Court Reporter Constance Lee Featured in Local News Success Story

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Value of Two-Year Degree Highlighted by Successful PA Court Reporter

Pittsburgh area court reporter Constance Lee of Constance Lee & Company was recently interviewed about her success with a two-year degree. An increasing number of students are speaking out about the rising cost of college and the lackluster earning potential after receiving a four-year degree. Although the four-year degree has long been touted as one of the fastest routes to success in the United States, Pittsburgh court report Connie Lee and others like her are getting along just fine with their two-year degree.

Immediately out of high school, Connie Lee began work as an office delivery person. She then attended CCAC in Pennsylvania to receive her associate’s degree and court reporting certificate. Now at the helm of Constance Lee & Company, Lee’s business brings in around $240,000 a year, and about half of that comes to her in the form of income.

These facts open up a world of possibility for those who are interested in pursuing a two-year degree at a community college. Hundreds of two-year private, public, and technical colleges were recently analyzed to determine the earnings of their graduates. The average starting salary for graduates of the top 50 two-year schools was $35,000 to $42,000, but those numbers rose to $60,000 to $75,000 when looking at ten years from the student’s graduation. Pennsylvania is home to a growing number of two-year students. Just a few hours from Pittsburgh is the number one two-year college institution in the country, Central Ohio Technical College. Students pursuing medical-related degrees there are well aware of the fact that they are working towards six-figure salaries.

These facts indicate that there’s not only tremendous potential for two-year college degree holders, but that the demand for these careers is on the rise. As shared by COTC President Dr. Bonnie Coe, the retirement of baby boomers in large numbers paves the way for a higher demand for skilled workers. Two-year colleges are filling the gap by training the next generation of skilled employees.

Constance Lee has been in the court reporting professional since 1987 and has been involved in every aspect of the court reporting business; transcript production, customer service, delivery, sales, schedule, and working as a court reporter. She has always looked to the future and the technical aspects of court reporting. To learn more about the services offered by Constance Lee & Company, visit the website at: http://courtreporterpa.com/

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