U.S. News highlighted several information-related jobs in its best careers 2009 list. They were librarian, usability experience specialist, and computer systems analyst/architect/designer.
Similar to my earlier post about the MSW degree, the field of librarianship is also expanding into non-traditional fields. Information professionals work in the following industries:
- Academic Libraries
- School Libraries and Media Centers
- Public Libraries
- Special Libraries and Information Centers*
- Information Systems/Technology
- Information Services*
- Electronic Publishing
Denotes my industry interests.
Public and academic libraries have the most librarians. Other librarians and information professionals work in special libraries. Many non-traditional librarians are entering fields in knowledge management, information brokerage, and consulting for corporations, government, and non-profit organizations.