Dallas, TX (population: 1,304,930) has five court reporting schools within its city limits. Southeastern Career Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 368. It is the 3481st highest ranked school in the USA and the 178th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
Court Reporting students from Dallas 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 Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 890 employed procurement clerks earning an average salary of $37,860. Court reporters in this area earn $64,210/yr and there are 380 employed.
Dallas lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.185 out of every 1000 jobs in Dallas are held by court reporters, and 0.433/1000 are held by procurement clerks.
Of the 5 court reporting schools in Dallas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest College-Dallas comes out as the most expensive ($38,765/yr) for court reporting students, with El Centro College as the lowest, reported at only $5,469/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dallas|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||16.1 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||24.9 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||26.6 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||32.4 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||33.3 miles|