Library Assistants, Clerical

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
73%
risk level
POLLING
64%
Based on 63 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-3.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$34,020
or $16.35 per hour
Volume
83,680
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.9/10

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Automation risk

73% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

User poll

64% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 73% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Library Assistants, Clerical will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Library Assistants, Clerical' job openings is expected to decline 3.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Very low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Library Assistants, Clerical' was $34,020, or $16 per hour

'Library Assistants, Clerical' were paid 29.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 83,680 people employed as 'Library Assistants, Clerical' within the United States.

This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Library Assistants, Clerical'.

Job description

Compile records, and sort, shelve, issue, and receive library materials such as books, electronic media, pictures, cards, slides and microfilm. Locate library materials for loan and replace material in shelving area, stacks, or files according to identification number and title. Register patrons to permit them to borrow books, periodicals, and other library materials.

SOC Code: 43-4121.00

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