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    Should You Pursue a Career as a Court Reporter?

    Last updated 5 days ago

    Are you still trying to figure out what career path makes the most sense for you? If you have solid writing skills, including an excellent command of grammar, vocabulary, and mechanics, are detail-oriented, and have the ability to listen carefully and concentrate for extended periods of time, then a career in court reporting might be the right path for you. Keep reading to learn more about the job duties, education, and employment prospects of a court reporter.

    Job Duties
    The primary responsibility of a court reporter is to transcribe word-for-word speech using a stenograph machine. Playing a critical role in legal proceedings, court reporters attend depositions or hearings and capture spoken word verbatim. They also report terms, gestures, and actions and prepare and edit transcripts. Some court reporters, however, do not work in a legal setting. Broadcast captioners provide closed captioning, or live text, for television programming, such as newscasts, sporting events, and talk shows, for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) providers work with individuals who are deaf or have hearing difficulties in various settings, such as schools or board meetings, to provide real-time transcription.

    To become a court reporter, formal training is required. Either an associate’s degree or a certificate is typically needed. Most programs include coursework in English grammar, legal terminology, and typing skills to address speed and accuracy. The use of different transcription machines, such as a stenotype machine or steno mask, may be part of programs that offer hands-on training.

    Employment Prospects
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, court reporting employment opportunities are expected to increase by 10% between 2012 and 2022. In addition, growth of the elderly population and new federal regulations for online programming have led to an increased need for broadcast captioners and CART providers.

    To learn more about how you can begin the pathway to your career in court reporting, contact New York Career Institute at (646) 789-4892. We have state-of-the-art technology designed to prepare you for a practical career and also offer programs in health information technology, paralegal, and healthcare administration. You can also visit our website to get in touch with one of our admissions advisors.

    Learn About Legal Contracts

    Last updated 12 days ago

    If you’re studying to be a paralegal, learning contract law will help you in the classroom and eventually in your career. In addition to reading cases, studying the actual law itself is essential. Now, with the Paper Chase: Contracts iPhone app, you can brush up on your contract law right from your smartphone.

    Use this app to learn the different components of contracts, as well as common contract mistakes, statutes of fraud information, breach of contract guidelines, and legal remedies available to contract holders. Get clear explanations and test yourself with multiple-choice questions. 

    Use this app to boost your success at New York Career Institute. We offer courses in paralegal studies, court reporting, health information technology, and more. Find out if our school is right for you by calling (646) 789-4892. 

    Medical Office Specialist Degrees and Certificates You Can Earn

    Last updated 20 days ago

    The medical industry is predicted to boom in the coming years, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting above-average growth. You can get into this industry by working as a medical office specialist. At New York Career Institute, we offer a variety of medical office specialist degree and certificate courses to help you position yourself for success. Here is a look at the programs we offer. 

    Medical Office Specialist Associate Degree
    This 60-credit hour degree program is designed to train you to work in a variety of capacities in a medical office. You’ll learn business communication, office administration, and medical terminology. You will also study insurance billing, medical transcription and coding, and computerized billing. This degree will prepare you for everything from medical office management to medical coding.

    Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate
    If you picture yourself running the front desk of a medical practice, then this is the certificate program for you. You’ll take classes to help you perfect your keyboarding and computer skills, as well as classes in business communication and office administration. With this certificate, you can become the face of a medical practice, as you’ll be the first person patients encounter when they walk through the door. 30 credit hours are required for graduation in this certificate program.

    Medical Billing/Coding Associate Certificate
    Medical billing and coding are complex tasks that require a specialized skill set. Coding and billing affect many aspects of medical care, including insurance payouts and how medical practices are compensated for their services. In this certificate program, you’ll learn medical terminology, insurance procedures, coding, and administration. This certificate is a 30-credit hour program.

    Are you interested in a career as a medical office specialist? Call New York Career Institute at (646) 789-4892 to learn more. We also offer courses in court reporting, paralegal studies, and health information technology. Take the first step in your new career and learn about NYCI courses today. 

    Academic Requirements for Admission to NYCI

    Last updated 27 days ago

    At New York Career Institute, we’re committed to your success in the classroom and beyond. Our admissions counselors are always willing to discuss admission requirements with prospective students to help them understand what they need to do to succeed. Here is a general overview of our requirements. 

    To attend NYCI, you must have either a high school diploma or a GED. High school seniors should apply at the start of their senior years to ensure they have a spot in their chosen programs. Seniors are admitted contingent upon graduation. Prospective students with GEDs can apply any time they choose. All admitted students must take English and math placement tests before classes start, unless they are transferring these credits from an accredited college. If you have career experience that could be used for college credit, talk to an admissions counselor about applying for Advanced Standing. A department chairperson must approve most Advanced Standing applicants.

    Start your career as a court reporter, medical office specialist, or paralegal at New York Career Institute. To reach an admissions counselor at our school, please call (646) 789-4892. 

    New York Career Institute

    Last updated 1 month ago

    New York -- Jun 17, 2014 / ( -- New York Career Institute ( recently started a new training program to help meet the growing need for people skilled in Closed Captioning and Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART). These career fields are expected to grow by nearly 20 percent over the next several years. NYCI is the only school in New York that offers training in these professions which help the deaf and hard of hearing comprehend the world around them. Due to its 75 years of experience in training students for these professions, the school was chosen to receive a Federal grant to offer this vital training program.

    There are approximately 35 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing and many rely on Closed Captioners and CART providers to be the "ears" for them to enjoy and participate in live events on TV, the web, conferences, college lectures, churches and anywhere that there is a need for communications access. For example, every program on TV must have text at the bottom of the screen provided by a professional Closed Captioner. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field for Closed Captioners and CART providers to grow by 18 percent over the next eight years due to laws passed by Congress requiring compliance with the 21st Century Communications and Accessibility Act.

    The college's Court Reporting program is the gateway to becoming a Closed Captioner/CART provider. "Last year, graduates were employed at a rate of over 95% and this past year, we have had 100% job placement for our graduates," said Oscar Garzon, Court Reporting Chairperson at New York Career Institute. "That is a testament to the demand for good people in this field, even in a tough economy and tight job market."

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