'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.

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Nate Copeland, 46, Herndon, Va.
Nate Copeland, 46, Herndon, Va.
The job: Intelligence Analyst
Best Jobs rank: 9
Works at: Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton

Why he loves his job: "No two days are the same. I don't know from day to day what new nugget of information I might get and what new direction things will go. The problems of today's world aren't getting any smaller; they're getting more complicated. I have a direct impact on the future of my country."

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Last updated November 16 2009: 6:02 PM ET
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