Shorthand Court Reporter
I take down verbatim testimony and depositions in court to accurately reflect what is said in the given setting.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
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.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Discover your learning style. School is a great way to find out what you love and what you hate. I knew to follow certain drives and am now comfortable being more settled and less exploratory. But that's because I did so much of that exploring before plunging into a new career. There's always going to be a box that you can choose to fill or not fill. If you have to fill it because that role is something advantageous for you, then find the best way for yourself to do that.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: