Years ago when I was in high school, they offered shorthand classes. I don't know if this is used much today, but I have always been interested in being a court stenographer. Because I am a fast typist, and was very good at shorthand dictation, I thought about pursuing a career as a court reporter.
I think the training is a 2-3 year program, but know that you must be very accurate and fast. I think it would be fascinating to be in the court room and record everything being said on a steno machine. Some transcripts can become very long, so it is nice to have the computer programs to read the shorthand. I am sure that must be a big time saver for the court reporters.