Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 23-2091 Court Reporters
Use verbatim methods and equipment to capture, store, retrieve, and transcribe pretrial and trial proceedings or other information. Include stenocaptioners who operate computerized stenographic captioning equipment to provide captions of live or prerecorded broadcasts for hearing-impaired viewers.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Record verbatim proceedings of courts, legislative assemblies, committee meetings, and other proceedings, using computerized recording equipment, electronic stenograph machines, or stenomasks. Take notes in shorthand or use a stenotype or shorthand machine that prints letters on a paper tape. Record symbols on computer storage media and use computer aided transcription to translate and display them as text. Provide transcripts of proceedings upon request of judges, lawyers, or the public. Transcribe recorded proceedings in accordance with established formats. File a legible transcript of records of a court case with the court clerk's office. Ask speakers to clarify inaudible statements. File and store shorthand notes of court session. Record depositions and other proceedings for attorneys. Respond to requests during court sessions to read portions of the proceedings already recorded. Verify accuracy of transcripts by checking copies against original records of proceedings and accuracy of rulings by checking with judges.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.77   Entry $20,321.00
Mean $19.86   Mean $41,316.00
Experience $24.91 Experience $51,818.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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23-2091.00 Court Reporters