Should You Become a Librarian?

Take This Quiz and Find Out

Updated November 10, 2016

2. You have to train a new worker. How does he look when he tells you how you've done?

8. Would you be willing to earn a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS)?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Librarian?

You got: Don't Become a Librarian

I got Don't Become a Librarian. Should You Become a Librarian?
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You took this quiz to help you see if you should be a librarian. Unfortunately, according to your answers, you don’t have the needed soft skills to succeed in this occupation, you don’t want to fulfill the educational requirements, and the salary is unacceptable.

Librarians need excellent listening, speaking, and interpersonal skills. They must also have strong problem solving, technology and reading comprehension skills. Academic and public librarians must be willing to work on weekends, evenings and holidays.

To become a librarian, one needs to spend a year or two earning a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS). School librarians must be certified teachers. Some states require public librarians to have a license. Median annual earning are $56,880.

While this isn’t a suitable occupation for you, there are others that are. Do your homework to find those that are a good fit for someone with your qualities, has requirements you are willing to fulfill and an acceptable salary. 

Should You Become a Librarian?

You got: Librarian Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Librarian Probably Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Librarian?
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You took this quiz to see if you should become a librarian. Your answers indicate you don’t have many of the soft skills this occupation calls for, may not want to fulfill the educational requirements, and may not find the salary acceptable.

Librarians need to be good listeners and have excellent speaking and interpersonal skills. Strong problem solving, technology and reading comprehension skills are also necessary. Public and academic librarians have to work some weekends, evenings and holidays.

To be a librarian, one needs a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), which will take one to two years to earn. School librarians must be certified teachers and some states require public librarians to be licensed. Median annual earnings are $56,880.

Take time to find a career that is a better fit for you. It should require soft skills you possess, have requirements you are willing to fulfill, and a salary on which you can live.

Should You Become a Librarian?

You got: You Might Make a Good Librarian

I got You Might Make a Good Librarian. Should You Become a Librarian?
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This quiz was intended to look at your soft skills, educational aspirations, and salary requirements to see if librarian is a good career for you. According to your answers, it might be, but it is less than a perfect fit. You will have to make some adjustments and enhance your skills a bit.

Librarians need strong listeningspeaking, and interpersonal skills. They must be good problem solvers and have excellent reading comprehension and technology skills. If you want to work as a librarian in a public or academic setting, be prepared to work on weekends, evenings and holidays.

You will need to spend from one to two years earning a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS). If you want to be a school librarian, you will have to become a certified teacher, and some states require public librarians to get a license. Median annual earnings are $56,880.

Learn more about this career before you move forward.  You can do this by reading job descriptions and conducting informational interviews.

Should You Become a Librarian?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Librarian

I got You Were Born to Be a Librarian. Should You Become a Librarian?
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This quiz looked at your soft skills, educational aspirations, and salary requirements in order to determine whether you should become a librarian. Your answers indicate this career is a great fit for you based on those factors.

Librarians must be good listeners and have strong speaking and interpersonal skills.  They also need excellent problem solving, reading comprehension and technology skills. Librarians who work in public and academic settings should be prepared to work on evenings, weekends and holidays.

You will have to earn a Master’s Degree in Library Science. If you want to be a school librarian, you will have to get certified as a teacher. Some states require public librarians to get a license. Expect median annual earnings of $56,880.

Although this career seems suitable, you should still learn more about it. Read job descriptions and conduct informational interviews before you make a commitment.