Data on higher education choices for Librarians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Librarians is English but a relatively high number of Librarians hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Librarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Librarians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Librarians need more than the average amount of Management of Material Resources, Management of Financial Resources, and Operations Analysis.
Projections on wages and job growth for Librarians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Librarians are expected to see a growth of 1.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.