|Quick Facts: Library Technicians and Assistants|
|2014 Median Pay||
$27,420 per year
$13.18 per hour
|Typical 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, 2014||210,700|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||5% (As fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||11,200|
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.
Library technicians and assistants work in public, school, company, and university libraries. Many work part time.
Most library technicians need a postsecondary certificate or an associate’s degree. Library assistants typically need a high school degree and usually learn through short-term on-the-job training.
The median hourly wage for library technicians and assistants was $13.18 in May 2014.
Employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024 about as fast as the average for all occupations. Libraries will hire these workers to take over some of the duties of librarians, whose hourly wages are usually higher.
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