|Quick Facts: Library Technicians and Assistants|
|2010 Median Pay||
$26,330 per year
$12.66 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||See How to Become One|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||See How to Become One|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||231,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||10% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||22,100|
Library technicians and assistants help librarians acquire, prepare, and organize materials. They also do other tasks that are needed to run a library.
Library technicians and assistants usually work at desks or computer terminals inside libraries. They also work in the library stacks while cataloguing or shelving books.
Library technicians and assistants have varying levels of education. Some have only high school diplomas, while others have specialized postsecondary degrees. Library technicians are more likely to have formal education beyond high school.
The median hourly wage of library technicians and assistants was $12.66 in May 2010.
Employment of library technicians and assistants is expected to grow by 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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