Become a Court Reporter/Captioner

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What is Court Reporting?

Court reporters are highly trained professionals who share a unique ability to convert the spoken word into information that can be read, searched and archived. This specialization has created new career paths for reporters, including broadcast captioning and realtime translation services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Happy Court Reporting & Captioning Week!

Stenographers play a vital role in the justice system and provide access to the deaf community. Could this exciting career be right for you? 

Who:  Gamers, musicians, fast texters, speedy typists, and people who love reading and language are well-suited for a career in court reporting and captioning.

What:  Stenography is writing shorthand. If you're a fast texter and using shortcuts, that is very similar to what court reporters do on their steno keyboards.  One of the most fantastic things about court reporting is there is no limit on your earning potential.  Average starting salary is over $55,000.  Hardworking, highly-skilled stenographers can make well over SIX FIGURES!

Where:  Stenographers work in all types of settings: Courtrooms, depositions, classrooms, and even from the comfort of home as broadcast captioners.  If you like to travel, there are job postings all over the United States and even internationally:

When:  There has never been a better time to enter the field.  Skilled court reporters and captioners are in high demand.

How:  Get started at or

Cheers to your bright future,

Florida Court Reporters Association

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