These comments apply to the career grouping of Librarians, Archivists, Conservators and Curators.
Job prospects in this career are rated FAIR because:
For Librarians, Archivists, Conservators And Curators, over the period of 2011-2020, job openings are expected to total 6,166. It is expected that 5,390 job seekers will be available to fill these job openings.
With the emergence of new technologies, this occupation requires fewer and fewer employees, which explains why employment is continuing to decline but at a slower pace than over the 1999-2008 period. However, given that workers in this occupation are relatively old, the retirement rate is high. Even if some workers who retire are not replaced, replacement needs will more than offset the employment decline and thus create some job openings.
Since the decline in employment will be less pronounced than in the past, the number of workers who leave the occupation for another (mobility) will be much smaller.
Job Seekers: 5,390
Job Openings: 6,249
Job prospects for this career are rated Fair