Omaha, NE (population: 449,283) has four court reporting schools within its city limits. University of Nebraska at Omaha, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 14,620. It is the 2162nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 18th highest in the state of Nebraska (#1 is University of Nebraska at Kearney).
Court Reporting students from Omaha 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 Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area alone, there are 390 employed procurement clerks earning an average salary of $31,890. Court reporters in this area earn $55,210/yr and there are 60 employed.
Omaha lies in Douglas county, which is one of the 40 counties in Nebraska. Overall, the Omaha-Council Bluffs-IA area has 452,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $19.23/hr average worker wage, and a $40,000 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.142 out of every 1000 jobs in Omaha are held by court reporters, and 0.856/1000 are held by procurement clerks.
Of the 4 court reporting schools in Omaha, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Omaha Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,422/yr) for court reporting students, with Metropolitan Community College Area as the lowest, reported at only $6,723/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Omaha|
|Council Bluffs||IA||59,918||3||15.2545||57||7.9 miles|
|Sioux City||IA||83,250||6||24.3659||219||88.0 miles|