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