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As prominent professionals in the information services field, librarians help others find information and select materials best suited to their needs. Librarians work in public, academic, and special libraries; school library media centers; corporations; and government agencies. They are key personnel wherever books, magazines, audiovisual materials, and a variety of other informational materials are cataloged and kept. Librarians help make access to these reference materials possible. Approximately 131,550 librarians are employed in positions throughout the country.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Helpful

Organized

Career Ladder
Library Director or Information Consultant

Librarian

Library Technician

Library Assistant