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Old 05-09-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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Right after highschool i attended a community college for about a year was not for me... starting bartending got my real estate license and realized i was no salesperson... i am currently working in a car dealership just getting by on my bills and not happy... for quite a while i have been very interested in Court Reporting School and now that i have the time for it i am pretty much ready to go for it just trying to figure out financial situations.. Does anyone have anytype of advice for me.. i am a 22 year old living in New york and ready to start a solid career i am thinking this might be it!
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Court Reporting School can be an excellent opportunity. Just carefully check out whatever school you plan to attend. See what their placement rates are. If you can, also talk to graduates of that school. I would also contact the court system where you are and make sure that there are jobs available. Years ago, I had a student who took this type of course and ended up working for a major cable news outlet in the legal department. Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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court reporting school is an excellent choice! I am a reporter in Detroit. The money is great and the schedule is nice and flexible. DO NOT OVERPAY for your school! a community college is fine...no degree is necessary. we all get paid the same no matter what our education is. Good luck to you!
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Good advice above. And dont take paralegal cert courses- their placement stinks!!
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:24 AM
 
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Here's some Dept of Labor info you may find useful:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos152.htm

Best of luck in your new career... VV
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Texas- moving back to New England!
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When I was in High School a friend of mine's mother was a court reporter and she did very well. I say try it out, you're young enough to change directions if you don't like it or it's not meeting your financial expectations.
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