All types of organizations need librarians, not just public libraries. In fact, in 2009, US News and World Report ranked librarianship as one of the best careers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for librarians is expected to be increase 7 to 13 percent and job opportunities are expected to be favorable, as a large number of librarians are likely to retire in the coming decade.
The MLIS Advisory Council at St. Kate's has compiled a list of "alternative" career areas for MLIS-degree holders. see "Beyond the Typical Path."
At St. Kate’s, we are committed to helping our graduates find diverse and satisfying careers. The Career Development Office works one-on-one with current students and alumni, guiding them through the job search process with the assistance of KatieClick, a job and internship database.
Once you have set up an account with KatieClick, you will have access to resume-building assistance, interviewing workshops and our database of job openings. For more information, visit the Career Development website.