Librarians help people find information and conduct research for personal and professional use.
A master's degree in library science is usually required for this position. A master's degree typically takes about two-three years after earning a four-year bachelor's degree; students may need a bachelor's degree in library science to be admitted to the master's program.
Employment of librarians is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Communities are increasingly turning to libraries for a variety of services and activities. Therefore, there will be a need for librarians to manage libraries and help patrons find information.
Librarians work for local government, colleges and universities, companies, and elementary and secondary schools. Most work full time, but opportunities for part-time work do exist. This work may require working evenings and weekends.