Ditch Student Debt with a Career in Court Reporting
As high school graduation quickly approaches, many students are struggling to decide their next steps. A career in court reporting offers graduating seniors an attractive alternative to the traditional four-year college degree. Lower student loan debt, high demand for court reporters, starting salaries in the mid-$40,000s and many career paths to choose from make court reporting an excellent alternative to traditional college degrees.
With more than $1.2 trillion in student loan debt nationally, Americans owe more for their post-secondary education than they do for their automobiles and credit cards. According to The Project on Student Debt, 59 percent of Texas college graduates leave school with more than $25,000 in debt. Court reporting schools typically offer two-year programs that cost, on average, the same as one year of community college. By comparison, this means a court reporting graduate will spend less than half the time in school and carry less than one-quarter of the debt of a student holding a bachelor’s degree.
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