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'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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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."

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