Also known as Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), Court Monitor, Court Recording Monitor, Court Reporter, Court Stenographer, Deposition Reporter, Digital Court Reporter, Official Court Reporter, Realtime Court Reporter, Stenographer
Also known as Certified Shorthand Reporter (CSR), Court Monitor, Court Recording Monitor
Court Reporters use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information.
In addition, Court Reporters includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.
Court Reporters are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Court Reporters. More generally, Court Reporters are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Court Reporter is $61,660, and the average salary is $66,710. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Court Reporter salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Court Reporters earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Court Reporters earn less than $31,600 per year, 25% earn less than $43,730, 75% earn less than $88,420, and 90% earn less than $109,240.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Court Reporters is expected to change by 2.3%, and there should be roughly 2,100 open positions for Court Reporters every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Court Reporter are usually higher in their Conventional interests.
Court Reporters typically have very strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Court Reporter tend to value Relationships, Support, and Achievement.
Most importantly, Court Reporters moderately value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Court Reporters moderately value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Court Reporters moderately value Achievement. Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Court Reporters must consistently demonstrate qualities such as attention to detail, dependability, and self-control.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Court Reporters, ranked by importance:
Court Reporters often have training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Court Reporters usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Court Reporters may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as administrative, computers and electronics, or law and government knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Court Reporters might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Court Reporters must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Court Reporters need abilities such as oral comprehension, speech recognition, and written expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Court Reporters, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Court Reporters frequently use skills like active listening, writing, and reading comprehension to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Court Reporters, ranked by their relative importance.
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