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Contributors of the following information include credentialed court reporters, broadcast closed captioners, CART providers and realtime court reporting and broadcast closed captioning educators.

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What is the Future of the Careers of Court Reporting, Closed Captioning, and CART Providing?

The Industry Outlook Report  from the NCRA indicates job demand for these realtime careers is on the rise!  A brand-new report issued by independent researchers definitively highlights that court reporters and captioners are in demand, both now and even more in the future.

The Ducker Report, and the Take Note campaign conducted by the National Court Reporters Association, projects there will be a pending surge in job opportunities, with 5,500 new court reporting and closed captioning jobs anticipated over the next 5 years. 

Anyone currently in these fields, or training to enter these careers, will have lifetime job security and lucrative income potential. 

Voice reporting and captioning comprises less than 4% of court reporting and captioning jobs. Our surveys have found the large majority of captioning and court reporting firms prefer steno machine realtime writers.

According to the Ducker Worldwide report Steno machine reporters are the overwhelming choice of attorneys, judges, and captioning companies making a day-to-day judgement of the best method for captioning the spoken word and converting it to text

2,   What is the Salary Range of Court Reporters, Broadcast Captioners, and CART Providers? 

Salaries for court reporters, according to the National Court Reporters Association, average well over $60,000 per year. This average takes in all demographics, from urban to rural areas, experienced and new reporters, realtime and non-realtime reporters. Realtime reporters can expect to earn $100,000 and more per year.

Broadcast Closed Captioners full time beginning salaries are about $70,000 to $75,000 per year. Experienced captioners can also expect to earn 6 figure incomes.

CART Providers are generally paid by the hour, with hourly rates ranging from $50.00 t0 $75.00 per hour.

Court Reporters salaries are paid in several different ways.   More...