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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for librarians who work in public elementary and secondary schools and at public libraries will grow more slowly than the average for all occupations through 2020. This specialty is a popular choice for many aspiring librarians, which means that competition for the best jobs will remain strong over the next decade. Children's librarians who are willing to relocate or take lesser-paying positions in rural areas will have the best employment prospects. One expected employment bright spot is at private elementary and secondary schools, where employment is expected to grow by more than 21 percent through 2020.
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