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10 of the World's Coolest Jobs

Unless you’re a Powerball winner, or you’ve inherited a large sum of money, chances are you have to wake up every day, go to work and make a living.

For most people, a job is just a job, little more than a way to pay the bills. But what if work were more like play? What if, instead of living for the weekend, you lived for Monday morning? There are people who feel that way; you just have to find them. We did. (At left: rock climber Steph Davis climbs up the north face of Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah. Yeah, she gets paid to do that.)

Click ahead to see 10 of the coolest jobs in the world, and meet the people who do them.

By Brielle Jaekel with Constance Parten
Posted 25 October 2011

Best Jobs Ever

Photo: Damon Johnston