The verdict is in: court reporters garner respect and rewards
Court reporting is a highly respected and critical position in our local and national governments and our society at large. Even with unemployment hovering at record highs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of 14% in this field—as fast as the average for all occupations through 2020.
For individuals seeking a long-term career with stability, flexibility, and full-time incomes that are solidly above the U.S. median, becoming a court reporter is the opportunity of a lifetime. Many of our alumni enjoy comfortable lifestyles filled with a wide range of career options and time to pursue fulfilling personal lives.
To help you embark on your own professional and personal journey to an ideal work/life balance, Prince Institute offers comprehensive realtime judicial reporting programs at three campuses across the country and online.
Our programs are designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and tools to excel as a court reporter. Expect to learn:
- A machine shorthand speed of 225 WPM
- How to prepare transcripts using computer-aided transcription (CAT) software
- Realtime writing
- Proficiency in English grammar
- An understanding of legal principles and medical terminology
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Legal and business ethics
As technology continues to become more sophisticated, court reporting in the judicial environment will become more specialized. Prince Institute has excelled in court stenographer training for over 35 years, equipping our students with the tools needed to become successful graduates. According to the National Court Reporters Association, employment in the court reporting field is expected to grow much faster than the average profession and opportunities for well-trained certified court reporters will be plentiful all over the country.