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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg are joined by DMACC-Newton Provost Dr. Joe DeHart, court reporting faculty members Cathy Penniston and Patti Ziegler, DMACC court reporting students, and members of the Iowa Court Reporters Association for the signing of the Iowa Proclamation for Court Reporting and Captioning Week. February 2022.
Put yourself in the center of fascinating events, discussions and judicial proceedings with a realtime DMACC Court Reporter Degree: the person entrusted with making an accurate, verbatim record of everything spoken in the courtroom. In America's judicial system, court reporters are indispensable. They are the eyes and ears of the courtroom while reporting the official record.
Most judicial proceedings cannot start without a court reporter present, because in the judicial world, if it's not in “the record,” it didn't happen.
The work of realtime court reporters isn't limited to the judicial system. These trained professionals may use their skills to pursue a growing number of options.
Some examples include:
High Salaries: The average national annual median salary is $62,000 with the top 10% earning over $100,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job Outlook: Growing field inside and outside the courtroom. Jobs are expected to grow by 9 percent through 2029 nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Iowa Workforce Development projects 30 Iowa Court Reporter positions annually through 2028.
Accommodating Positions: DMACC is the only institution in Iowa to offer Realtime/Court Reporting degree. Flexible schedules and job openings across the state and country.