Library technicians and assistants help librarians with all aspects of running a library.Work Environment
Library technicians and assistants work in local public libraries, corporate and specialty libraries, and school and university libraries.How to Become a Library Technician or Assistant
Library technicians typically need a postsecondary certificate. Library assistants typically need a high school diploma or its equivalent, combined with short-term on-the-job training.Pay
The median hourly wage for library assistants, clerical was $13.81 in May 2020.
The median hourly wage for library technicians was $17.79 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Overall employment of library technicians and assistants is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.
Despite limited employment growth, about 26,800 openings for library technicians and assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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