Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has three court reporting schools within its city limits. MCed Career College, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 438. It is the 1716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 152nd highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Court Reporting students from Fresno schools who go on to become court reporters, freelance court reporters, certified shorthand reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 18,780 people working as court reporters alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,460. Also, Procurement clerks make on average $36,430 per year and there are about 78,150 of them employed in the US today.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 court reporting schools in Fresno, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Sierra Valley Business College comes out as the most expensive ($16,366/yr) for court reporting students, with Fresno City College as the lowest, reported at only $6,031/yr.
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