Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use. Their job duties may change based on the type of library they work in, such as public, school, and medical libraries.
Librarians work for local government, colleges and universities, companies, and elementary and secondary schools. Most work full time, but opportunities for part-time work exist.
Most librarians need a master's degree in library science. Some positions have additional requirements, such as a teaching certificate or a degree in another field.
The median annual wage for librarians was $56,880 in May 2015.
Employment of librarians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Librarians are needed to assist library patrons in locating information and resources, but growth will be limited by budget constraints in local government and educational services.
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