Library Science Requirements
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Library and information science is a relatively new academic field that encompasses both information technology and library science. Many libraries now operate digitally, and their digital services must be planned, implemented, and supported by trained professionals with a library and information science background. A Library Science degree teaches students how to navigate the digital world and how to find, organize, and preserve information—and connect people and communities to it.
Library Science Careers
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
Library Science Salary
Library Science graduates earn on average $22k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$20k|
|Median (average earners)||$22k|
|75th (top earners)||$22k|
Library Science Underemployment
Library Science graduates are not very well employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||54%|