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Library and Information Science Instructors
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts faster than average employment growth for all college and university professors through 2018. College enrollment is projected to grow due to an increased number of 18- to 24-year-olds, an increased number of adults returning to college, and an increased number of foreign-born students. Opportunities for library and information science instructors should also be strong over the next decade. Factors behind this prediction include an anticipated shortage of librarians during the next decade, a demand for more library science educators as existing educators retire, and continued growth in technology and information-gathering resources. However, competition for full-time, tenure-track positions at four-year schools will be very strong. Library and information science professionals with the highest education will have the best opportunities in coming years.