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Ever see someone with a really cool job and wonder just what they do and how they got the job? We've scoured the entire country to find you people with the greatest jobs that they're really passionate about. From ESPN talent producers to TV celebrities, we're interviewing the most interesting people with the greatest jobs and bringing you their stories. If you have a Dream Job or you know someone who does, email us at salarytalk [at] salary.com.

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  • Dream Job: Funeral Director

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