Career Project- Librarian

Assignment 1- Kaytlyn Polivka


1. What is your Career?

My chosen career is a high school librarian.

2.Brief description of what you will be doing in your job.

If I were to become a Librarian, I would have to understand information based on computers for students and memorize the Dewy Decimal System. I would basically be paid to organize books, help students with research projects, and read.

3.How much will I earn in a year(Salary)?

Librarians make salaries ranging from $43,690 to $69,260.

4.How much education do I need?

Librarians usually get a master's degree in Library and Information Science, and to get a master's degree, you have to have a bachelor's degree.

5.What college will best prepare me for my occupation?

Two college options in Texas for my occupation include the University of Texas at Austin and the university of North Texas.

6.How much will I travel with this job?

Except for traveling between libraries and moving from one job to the next, librarians don't travel much.

7.What skills do I already have that will help me in this occupation?

I already love to read, am very organized, and like to help people if they need it. I like the journey of searching for things I don't yet know.

8.Why do I want this job?

I want this job because it seems like something I would really enjoy. I love books and like to work hard while also being surrounded by peace and quiet, so this just seems like a good career path for me.

9.Where will I be located with this job...exact location?

I would like to stay in Texas, near home, and wouldn't mind being in a small country town like Taylor. I have my eye on Elgin, because it is in the countryside and is near home, but also because it is more urbanized than Taylor.

10. Cite your sources.

  • "How Much Money Do Librarians Make?" How Much Money Do Librarians Make? N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

  • "Librarian: Educational Requirements to Be a Librarian." N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

  • "Master’s In Library & Information Science: Who Should Consider?"LibraryScienceListcom. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.