A degree from an American Library Association accredited program and work experience may lead to more job opportunities. Candidates who are able to adapt with the rapidly changing technology will have better prospects. There may be good prospects later in the decade as older library workers retire and generate openings.
|Job Title||2018 median Pay||Education||Number of Jobs||Job Outlook||What they do|
|Librarians||$59,050||Master's degree||138,200||Employment of librarians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Communities are increasingly turning to libraries for a variety of services and activities. Therefore, there will be a continuous need for librarians to manage libraries and help patrons find information.||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, academic, and medical libraries.|
|Library Technicians||$29,640||203,500||Overall employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Libraries are continuously being used by the community for their services and activities.||Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library. They assist patrons, organize library materials and information, and perform clerical and administrative tasks.|