To help celebrate Court Reporting & Captioning Week, the National Court Reporters Association has put together a list of fun facts you may not know about the Court Reporting industry:
- The ampersand (&) is one of the earliest examples of shorthand.
- Capturing the record of important proceedings dates back to the fourth century B.C.
- Annual salaries of captioners and court reporters can reach up to (or even exceed) $80,000.
- In an emergency situation, broadcast captioners can provide vital information to 48 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Captioners provide services in sports, education, the arts, and entertainment for people with hearing impairments.
- A traditional four-year degree is not required to become a captioner or court reporter.
- Captioners and court reporters use cutting-edge technology to bring the spoken word to text accurately in real time.
- According to an industry outlook study, there is currently a demand for more than 5,500 court reporters and captioners.
- The career offers the flexibility of working from home and setting your own hours as a freelancer.
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