Hi again, and you're most welcome; thanks so much for your patience.
A school like US Career Institute IS accredited with the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, for distance learning schools, so a certificate earned there, as a legal transcriptionist, will be recognized by prospective employers.http://www.uscareerinstitute.com/ltqa.asp
Look at the websites of some other schools I mentioned, and/or call to ask if they are accredited by the same body, so you'll be sure, before you begin a course of study.
It seems that Certification as a legal transcriptionist from an accredited school should be sufficient to secure you a position in that field. You should not need a degree in English, but if you feel your transcribing would be enhanced by taking some courses in English, I'm sure you can do this at your local Community School. You would, naturally, need a good command of the English language, as well as the knowledge of legal terminology for this career, but the latter will definitely be taught within your course of study.
It would be a good idea to call and ask questions of a career advisor/counselor at several of the schools you're considering, before enrolling. Also, many schools offer job placement services after you receive your certification, so inquire about that, too. It would be advantageous to proceed with a school that helps set you up with interviews and works with law firms/companies seeking individuals with this skill.
I wish you the best of luck and I admire your foresight in researching all possibilities before making this important decision!
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