Bowie, MD (population: 52,071) has thirty-six court reporting schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. George Washington University, the highest ranked school in this group with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 25,061. It is the 52nd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of District Of Columbia.
Court Reporting students from Bowie 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. In fact, in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,270 employed procurement clerks earning an average salary of $44,500. Court reporters in this area earn $46,850/yr and there are 840 employed.
Bowie lies in Prince George's county, which is one of the 16 counties in Maryland. Overall, the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan area has 2,300,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $29/hr average worker wage, and a $60,090 average annual salary. Thus, about 0 out of every 1000 jobs in Bowie are held by court reporters, and 1/1000 are held by procurement clerks.
Of the 36 court reporting schools with a 100-mile radius of Bowie, only 12 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Keystone Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($43,665/yr) for court reporting students, with Prince George's Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,203/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Bowie|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||10.8 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||14.4 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||21.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||22.0 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||23.8 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||28.6 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||31.9 miles|