Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.9% (as fast as the average)


What Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners Do

Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Includes stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.

Other Job Titles Court Reporters and Simultaneous Captioners May Have

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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Shorthand Court Reporter ,

Molly Cooper Court Reporting

Each day consists of the same process: I administer the oath to the parties, type the transcript, and then begin the editing process. The location is usually in a new location with new people. I like that the witness is always different; you never know what you're going to get.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks.
  • Proofread transcripts for correct spelling of words.
  • Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements.
  • Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public.
  • Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats.

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