4. Librarians

December 4, 2018

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Master’s degree premium: 39.5% higher (+$15,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $53,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $38,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 56.8%Projected job growth by 2026: 8.9%

Those who are avid readers, have a knack for organization, and enjoy working with students or researchers will feel right at home in a library. Librarians wear many hats, directing most of the day-to-day operations of their respective libraries, which includes hiring/recruiting library technicians, cataloging resources, managing information systems, organizing events, and engaging with visitors.

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