Want to make $100K without a college degree? Enroll now in a local program

Posted at 4:50 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 18:08:13-04

A job that makes six figures with no college degree - it sounds like a pretty nice gig, but it comes with a big responsibility.

"We are the record," said Cindy Isaacsen, the Kansas Court Reporter Association president. "Everything we write is the record, whether it goes to Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court."

Court reporting is in high demand right now.

"We have 12 openings in Kansas right now," she explained.

In the next five years, more than 5,000 court reporters across the U.S. will retire. That's one reason Isaacsen is encouraging this occupation to high school graduates, college graduates or people just looking to start over.

"You have to get up to 225 words per minute," Isaacsen said of the machinery she uses.

While it looks like a traditional typewriter, it's something else entirely.

"You have your combination letters that make letters and then you start learning words."

If you are interested in becoming a court reporter click here to learn about a new program that is opening in Ottawa. 



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