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Librarians and Media Collections Specialists

General Information

Description

Administer and maintain libraries or collections of information, for public or private access through reference or borrowing. Work in a variety of settings, such as educational institutions, museums, and corporations, and with various types of informational materials, such as books, periodicals, recordings, films, and databases. Tasks may include acquiring, cataloging, and circulating library materials, and user services such as locating and organizing information, providing instruction on how to access information, and setting up and operating a library's media equipment.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government65.04%
  2. Private, not for profit21.68%
  3. Private, for profit10.43%
  4. Federal government1.91%
  5. Self-employed0.91%

Industry areas

  • Education & Training

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+3%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$61,660

State-by-state Salary

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$94,930
$35,580
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 64%
  • Some college 10%
  • Bachelor's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Associate's degree 3%
  • Post baccalaureate 2%
  • Doctoral degree 1%
  • High school 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Administrative
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics

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