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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