Close Caption Reporter Degrees: Associate, Training & Online Info

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In a Closed Caption Reporter Associate degree program you will develop the skills necessary to work with different closed captioning systems. Upon graduating from your program, you can look for an entry-level position providing closed captioning assistance and options for those who are hearing-impaired, whether in television or another industry. Read on to find out more.
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Reasons to Earn a Closed Caption Reporter Associate Degree

Oftentimes, students who are in a Closed Caption Reporter Associate degree program are also studying some of the skills needed for court reporting as well. As such, you may notice career choices and courses in your program that overlap in these two areas.

Closed Caption Reporter Associate Degree Career Opportunities

Occupational Outlook

As technology grows and the need arises, the career outlook for those in the fields of both closed caption reporting and court reporting is excellent. Those, who are trained in the necessary and up-to-date technologies that coincide with each field as well as having obtained their degree, will be in high demand.

Salary Information

According to the National Court Reporters Association, average salaries in the U.S. for reporting are around $61,000. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that the average salaries for graduates of a closed caption reporter degree program starting at entry-level are anywhere between $30,600 and $80,300.

Closed Caption Reporter Associate Degree Specifics

Required Courses

As a student in a Closed Caption Reporter Associate degree program, you must have a good handle on the English language and grammar. You will also need great listening and interpretation skills. You will learn much of these skills and more by participating in some of the following courses:

  • Court Reporting
  • Transcription
  • Keyboarding
  • Shorthand

Skills You Will Learn

After having completed your Closed Caption Reporter Associate degree program, you will have the skills necessary to jump in to an entry-level position upon graduation. Your skills will help you in the area of closed caption reporting as well as court reporting. Specific skills may include:

  • Communication skills in shorthand and transcription
  • Knowledge of pertinent computer applications and programs for closed caption reporting
  • Terminology for court reporting and closed captioning
  • Rapid-text entry and Stenography

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