'I have the best job in America!'

Meet 10 people lucky enough to have the top careers on Money and PayScale.com's list, and see why they love their jobs.

1 of 10
BACKNEXT
Dan Cervelli, 35, Palo Alto, Calif.
Dan Cervelli, 35, Palo Alto, Calif.
The job: Software Architect
Best Jobs rank: 1
Works at: Palantir Technologies

Why he loves his job: "I put together apps people actually use. So for me, the greatest joy comes from seeing people use the product in a way that makes their life better or makes it easier for them to do their job."

See complete data, including pay and job-growth stats, for software architects
NEXT: Beth Grivett, 43, Newport Beach, Calif.
Last updated October 11 2010: 11:02 AM ET
Full list: Top 100 America's best jobs offer great pay, work that's satisfying, and big growth opportunities. More
20 Top-paying jobs Anesthesiologists take home a median $290,000 salary annually. What other great jobs offer big paychecks? More
10 Booming-est jobs Demand for biomedical engineers should grow a whopping 72% between 2008 and 2018. How can you get hired for one of these fast-growing jobs? More
Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.