A Road Less Traveled...
How I'll get from here to there.
A School Librarian?
A social worker works to help people have the best life possible and deal with some really tricky situations. I don't think I would like this because it would be a really emotional job and I tend to be sensitive to the suffering of other people. I think it would be too sad for me.
Pharmacists help people use medicine efficiently. I don't think I would like this job because I don't like taking medicine or being around sick people.
I never thought being a school librarian would be right for me, but it turns out school librarians use a lot of interpersonal skills, technology skills, and critical thinking. These are all some of my strongest assets and I'd love to get to use them every day!
"Librarians." Occupational Outlook Handbook. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17
Dec. 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
What's it take?
"Library Science Career Requirements." Career Requirement . com. Campus
Explorer, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.careerrequirement.com/
Off to College!
Wednesday, Aug. 10th 2016 at 9pm to Friday, May 22nd 2020 at 11pm
4200 Fifth Avenue
For four years, total: $135,840
"MLIS Admissions." School of Information Sciences. University of Pittsburgh, 28
Jan. 2016. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/lis/degrees/
Undergraduate Degree: $135,840
I will specialize in school library programs, which includes getting my teaching certificate. The whole program takes 4 semesters.
Taylor, Allan, and James Robert Parish. Career Opportunities in Library and
Information Science. N.p.: Ferguson, 2009. Infobase. Web. 18 Feb. 2016.
1 semester in-state graduate tuition: $11,434
1.5 years living expenses: $20,000
"Tuition & Fee Rates." School of Information Science. University of Pittsburgh,
31 July 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/admissions/
Graduate Degree: $65,736
The Job Market
The average starting wage in the field is $35,540. I'm am hoping to stay in the Pittsburgh region. This may mean a salary on the lower end of the scale, but Pittsburgh is inexpensive to live in so that's a good thing.
Manguel, Alberto. "Reinventing the Library." New York Times. The New York Times
Company, 23 Oct. 2015. Web. 18 Feb. 2016. <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/