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Librarians

in Massachusetts

Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.

Occupation Projection for Librarians

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
254021  Librarians 4,376 4,741 365 8.34 % 249 170 36 455 Master's degree 

Librarians Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Educational Services    2,340  53 % 2,620  55 % 280  12 % $76,640
Educational Services    2,340  53 % 2,620  55 % 280  12 % $76,640
Information    200  5 % 190  4 % -10  -7 % $52,380
Other Information Services    190  4 % 180  4 % -10  -7 % $51,790
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. (more...)