Library Technicians

1.8/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
97%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$37,010
or $17.79 hourly
VOLUME
89,070
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 97% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Library Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 0.2% by 2030
'Library Technicians' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Library Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Library Technicians' was $37,010, or $17.79 hourly
'Library Technicians' are paid 11.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 89,070 people employed as Library Technicians.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.

SOC Code: 25-4031.00

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Comments

Anonymous also says
Well, that's perhaps your perception due to the increased use of eBooks, but "Printed book sales amounted to 689.45 million units in 2019, down slightly from the previous year but still a significant improvement on the years 2012 to 2016." That's still a lot of people reading printed books.
Nov 26, 2020 at 09:37 PM
Anonymous (Highly likely) says
Not many people read physical books anymore.
Jan 22, 2020 at 05:15 PM

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