There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a library consultant. For example, did you know that they make an average of $21.97 an hour? That's $45,699 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 6% and produce 8,500 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many library consultants have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed initiative, reading skills and problem-solving skills.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a library consultant, we found that a lot of resumes listed 41.1% of library consultants included library services, while 28.6% of resumes included procedures, and 18.3% of resumes included collection development. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the library consultant job title. But what industry to start with? Most library consultants actually find jobs in the non profits and education industries.
If you're interested in becoming a library consultant, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 56.4% of library consultants have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 31.6% of library consultants have master's degrees. Even though most library consultants have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a library consultant. When we researched the most common majors for a library consultant, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on library consultant resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a library consultant. In fact, many library consultant jobs require experience in a role such as internship. Meanwhile, many library consultants also have previous career experience in roles such as reference librarian or librarian.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of librarian you might progress to a role such as instructor eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title operations manager.
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