3 A court reporter ($100k+)
People have forgotten that this profession exists, but it not only exists, it’s expanding. A few years ago, there was a federal initiative to provide captioning services to hearing-impaired students. The pay for those jobs ranged from $35 an hour up into six figures. In San Francisco, for example, a court reporter earned roughly $100,000, plus benefits. One requirement for a potential court reporter to be nationally certified, is the ability to type 225 words per minute as two voices speak. This is a job to consider whether you’re a high school or college graduate or someone looking to start over.