Stenotypist in ´close caption´ - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Stenotypist in ´close caption´ - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They transform oral language into writing, recording speech in signs, decoding them into text, reviewing texts and documents, organizing general activities in the area and advising on their development, coordinating the execution of tasks, writing texts and communicating, orally and in writing.

How much does an Stenotypist in ´close caption´ earn

A Stenotypist in ´close caption´ earns between $1.197 and $7.578 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.670 and a median salary of $1.942 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 23 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Stenotypist in ´close caption´

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.670 32.037 667 13
1º Quartile 1.197 14.368 299 6
Median Salary 1.942 23.304 486 9
3º Quartile 5.779 69.351 1.445 28
Higher Salary 7.578 90.935 1.894 37


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

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Main workplaces

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists they work in public agencies and business sectors, having a formal employment relationship. They work individually, usually without supervision and in closed environments. The hours are daytime for the shorthand writers and with shifts for the others. In the exercise of some activities, some professionals may be subject to special working conditions, such as working under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods, as well as being exposed to the effects of intense noise.


What does it take to work in the field of Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete high school technical course for secretarial and stenotypist technicians. The schooling for the stenographer can range from high school to complete higher education. Additionally, a specialization course of more than four hundred class hours is required.


Functions and activities of Stenotypist in ´close caption´

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

  • advise the area;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • organize general activities;
  • transform oral language into written language;
  • coordinate the execution of tasks;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • coordinate task execution;
  • turn oral language into written language;
  • digit texts;
  • write texts;
  • write text;
  • transform oral language into written language;
  • communicate;
  • review texts and documents;

  • Activities

    • describe images, attitudes and situations;
    • update personal dictionary;
    • transforming speech into shorthand and stenographic signs;
    • identify speakers;
    • maintain confidentiality;
    • participate in technical events;
    • assist in the selection of personnel in the sector;
    • use tele and videoconferencing;
    • correct text errors;
    • update yourself technically;
    • prepare trips;
    • demonstrate efficiency;
    • sort files;
    • operate telephony equipment;
    • check the quality and performance of the service;
    • prepare worksheets;
    • structure the texts logically;
    • register the entry of information and documents;
    • distribute tasks to employees;
    • register expenses;
    • advise courses and events;
    • plan activities;
    • control the sector's hour bank;
    • manage available funds;
    • supervise the progress of the service;
    • operate computer programs;
    • optimize work procedures;
    • demonstrate knowledge of foreign languages;
    • train registration speed;
    • sort tasks;
    • send information to the official journal;
    • prepare presentations;
    • assist in meetings and presentations;
    • prepare letters, memos;
    • assist internal and external customer;
    • act with dynamism;
    • request improvement courses;
    • update the register of suppliers and customers;
    • produce real-time subtitles for the hearing impaired;
    • schedule appointments and meetings;
    • monitor internal and external customer satisfaction;
    • train the registration speed;
    • compose supplier and customer records;
    • request microfilming of documents;
    • archive information and documents;
    • control the service delivery schedule;
    • dress according to the rules;
    • fit text to technical writing;
    • keep area documentation in order;
    • prepare the work schedule;
    • make information and documents available;
    • store documents and information electronically;
    • intermediate interpersonal relationships;
    • edit the text for dissemination;
    • arrange for the sending and receiving of pouches;
    • provide access to information for the disabled;
    • analyze documents;
    • control the stock of office supplies;
    • register suppliers and customers;
    • disclose information of interest to employees;
    • send and receive pouches;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • act with discretion;
    • convert speech into text, simultaneously;
    • meet the demands of external customers;
    • act with emotional balance;
    • demonstrate high ability to concentrate;
    • search the internet;
    • indicate technicians for improvement courses;
    • use printing processes;
    • create graphics;
    • concatenate transcripts and documents;
    • use electronic means;
    • maintain the reliability of the report;
    • prioritize the preparation of urgent legal documents;
    • consult technical publications;
    • elaborate minutes and guidelines;
    • prepare reports;
    • act with punctuality;
    • supervise the delivery of work;
    • order office supplies;
    • stay informed;
    • transforming shorthand and stenographic signs into text;


    Sectors that hire Stenotypist in ´close caption´ the most in the job market

    • retailer of bed, table and bath articles
    • notaries
    • manufacture of industrial gases
    • outpatient medical activity with resources for performing complementary exams
    • sports facilities management
    • activities of healthcare professionals
    • document preparation and specialized administrative support services
    • health management support activities
    • brokerage in the purchase and sale and valuation of property
    • wholesale of other machinery and equipment




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