Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has three court reporting schools within its city limits. Centura College, the highest ranked school in the city with a court reporting program, has a total student population of 1,639. It is the 4095th highest ranked school in the USA and the 79th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Court Reporting students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 630 employed procurement clerks earning an average salary of $38,220. Court reporters in this area earn $53,150/yr and there are ** employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by court reporters, and 0.862/1000 are held by procurement clerks.
Of the 3 court reporting schools in Virginia Beach, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Career Institute comes out as the most expensive ($36,075/yr) for court reporting students, with Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach as the lowest, reported at only $13,972/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|