This is a great time to become a stenographic court reporter/captioner. Young people can enter "The best career you never heard of." They can have a white-collar, six-figure career without taking on crippling student loan debt. Who else can promise such a rewarding career without a four-year college degree?
But the shortage is upon us. We must figure out how to get students into school and graduate them in a timely manner so our beloved profession won't fade into history.