Rick Bowmer, AP

In the midst of an economic recession, several Americans are either unemployed or underemployed. Following is a list of ten unassuming jobs that could earn at least $100,000 each year. Information collected from Forbes

Court Reporter
Barton Glasser, Deseret News

While court reporters are often expected to type 200 words a minute, other duties include writing out court testimony or adding captions to webcasts.

Mine Manager
Rick Bowmer, AP

Duties include maintaining safety regulations and meeting deadlines. Sometimes, a college diploma is not even required.

Truck Driver
Mark A. Holloway via Flickr

Wages differ by location, but truckers who are willing to drive for weeks at a time can earn more than $100,000
with benefits.

Jeffrey D Allred, Deseret News

Printing machine operators for newspapers, magazines and books can make over $30 an hour. With overtime pay this could add up to 100K a year, but the rise of the internet steadily decreases jobs open in this line of work.

Air Traffic Controller
Ravell Call, Deseret News

A high pressure job with a tough training program, but many current air traffic controller are set to retire in the next five years. Starting wages are close to six figures.

Tech Writer
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Some freelance technology writers earn $50 an hour. A writer with a solid understanding of computers and the ability to explain them to the general public would do well in this field.

Sales person
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The success greatly depends on the communication/people skills of the salesperson. Some have described it as the world's easiest high paying job.

Restaurant Manager
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Though an aspiring restaurant manager may have to rise through the ranks to get to this position, high-end restaurants like those found in resorts could pay off $100K per year.

Professional Coach

While only 20 percent of professional coaches net more than $100K salaries, the demand for professional coaching is alive and well.

Elementary School Principal
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

While the average wage of a principal is $76,000, schools with bigger enrollment numbers offer higher wages that could break the $100K barrier.