By HEATHER SENISON November 16, 2014
Heads up jobseekers, the New York Career Institute has a tip for you.
The school foresees a 20% job growth for court reporting and related fields in the next 10 years.
"There are opportunities out there in these fields, little-known fields that people wouldn't think about," explained Larry Stieglitz, director of enrollment management at the institute.
The jobs entail "taking down every word that's being spoken by as many people that are speaking," he said.
Stenographers take down notes in courts, depositions, business meetings and the like on tiny handheld typing machines. They later transcribe their notes into an official document. A stenography school graduate can also qualify for a career in closed captioning, which is transcribing what is being said in live broadcasting, such as the news and sports events, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. They often work from home.