Court reporters listen to various legal proceedings (trials, depositions) and create a word-for-word written transcription.
Completing a program in court reporting may be necessary to obtain these positions. These programs are typically offered through colleges. Some on-the-job training will also be required.
Employment of court reporters is projected to grow 9 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 1,400 new jobs over the 10-year period.
Most court reporters work for state or local government in courts or legislatures. However, some work from either their home or a central office providing broadcast captioning for television stations or for hard-of-hearing individuals.