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: College Professor
Best Jobs rank: 3
Works at: Missouri State University, Biology Department
Why he loves his job: "The best part is the freedom and the flexibility. It's up to me what I do research on. I'm basically getting paid to do something I love. I don't know if I could take having to show up at a job from nine to five every day."