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The World's Coolest Jobs 2011

Photo: Denise Thomas

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From Ice Cream Developer to Race Car Engineer

Imagine getting paid to eat ice cream all day, to go to the beach or to figure out how to make a race car go even faster.

They sound like fantasies to most of us but for some people, these are their actual jobs.

Take Paul Monaghan, who is the head of car engineering for the Red Bull Racing Formula One team. Or Kirsten Schimoler, whose job it is to come up with new flavors of ice cream for Ben & Jerry’s.

We interviewed both of them and several others who have the world’s coolest jobs. Click ahead to find out how they landed such a cool job and what a “typical” day is like for them!

By: Cindy Perman
Posted 3 March 2011

Photo: Denise Thomas