Also called: Court Reporter, Court Stenographer, Freelance Court Reporter, Official Court Reporter
What they 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.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- administrative services
- customer service
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
Safety and Government
- law and government
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- writing things for co-workers or customers
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by writing
- pay attention to something without being distracted
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Stress Tolerance
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
- Acclaim Legal Acclaim DepoManage
- Chase Software Solutions Court Reporting Software
- Acculaw Court Reporters Billing Scheduling Job Management System ABSMS