My Career Research By: Abigail Pierce November 6th, 2013 1st Hour Education, Training, and Library
Librarian • Library Technician and Assistant • Teacher Assistant Top 3 Careers
Introduction • “Books fall open, you fall in.” I love to read. Reading is comforting to me. I love mystery and fantasy books the best. I think it would be really cool to work as a librarian and help other kids get into reading as well.
Career Cluster Librarians are in the Education and Training Career Cluster. Description: Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, schools, colleges and universities, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
Nature of Work ~ Organize library activities ~ Help people find books ~ Check in/out books
Working Conditions • Physical: Need strength to carry books • Mental: Need to know where books go • Outdoors/Indoors: Usually indoors but could be either • Hours: Most librarians work full time • Conditions: Libraries are quiet, and, if the AC is on, cool
Training, Qualification, and Advancement • Requires a graduate school. May require a master's degree. Some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Job Outlook/Employment • Employment rate: rise 7% • Find a job: close to home/Sterling Heights
Earnings • Earnings: (depends on where you work) on average $54,500 per year • Lifestyle goal #1: live in a two story house; $185,000(-) • Lifestyle goal #2: own a cottage on Harsens Island • Lifestyle goal #3: own a boat and/or jetskis
Salary Comparison • Librarian: $54,500 • Library Technician/Assistant: $26,330 • Teacher Assistant: $23,220
Back-up Plan:Teacher Assistant ~Responsibilities: 1) Helps the teacher. 2) Gives students additional attention and instruction. ~Where?: Public, private schools ~Hours: Around 37 percent of teachers assistants work part time and most do not work during the summer. ~Why did I chose this?: I love helping people
Summary • I don’t care where I have to go to work or how much I get paid as long as its something I really love doing.