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Fast Facts for Librarians in Pennsylvania

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: State College, Johnstown and Williamsport
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lancaster, York and Erie
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown

Salaries for Librarians in Pennsylvania

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: State College, Lancaster and Williamsport

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  • Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Offers Master of Science in Library & Information Sciences on-campus or 100% online.
  • Ranked #1 in Information Systems and #4 in Library and Information Studies Graduate Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Students can combine their degree with a certificate program in data science, school media, or cultural heritage preservation.
  • Coursework focuses on subjects like information & digital literacy, metadata, and participatory libraries.
Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization

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  • B.A. in Christian Studies with a concentration in Youth Ministry
  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Christian Ministry
  • Theology Degrees Rooted in the Word of God
  • Since 1949, GCU has been a premier private Christian university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential.
  • Across the College of Theology, our theology degrees are designed to help you apply Scripture to the context in which you serve.
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Programs
  • Masters of Social Work

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Programs
  • BA in Health and Human Services
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Health Care Informatics Systems Specialization
  • BA in Health and Human Services - Long-Term Care Specialization
  • Earn your degree online from Ashford University!
  • Choose from Undergraduate and Graduate classes
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  • M.S. in Human Services - Non-Profit Management
  • M.S. in Human Services/Forensic Mental Health Counseling
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses help make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months and a master’s degree in 12-18 months.
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  • BA History
  • MA History
  • BA History - American History
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  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History & Social Science
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
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  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Study at a university accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
  • Immediately apply what you’re learning to current workplace challenges
  • Experience the convenience and flexibility of online learning—access coursework 24/7
  • Take advantage of four start dates per year
  • Benefit from no required GRE/GMAT 
  • Enjoy small class sizes and students from diverse backgrounds
  • Earn your degree from a respected institution in as few as 18 months
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  • Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry - Pastoral Ministry
  • Master of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Ministry
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  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

More Pennsylvania Librarian Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Glenside
Doctorate
3,592
Clarion
Masters
6,795
Philadelphia
Doctorate
20,682
Kutztown
Masters
10,295
Mansfield
Masters
3,338
Latrobe
Masters
1,924
Pittsburgh
Doctorate
27,020

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Pennsylvania. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Librarians

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Johnstown 60 $42,170
Chambersburg 50 $
Waynesboro 50 $
East Stroudsburg 40 $53,660
Erie 60 $53,670
Gettysburg 30 $51,850
Bloomsburg 30 $65,670
Berwick 30 $65,670
Harrisburg 210 $60,100
Carlisle 210 $60,100
Lancaster 130 $52,560
Lebanon 40 $49,570
Pittsburgh 1150 $53,940
Reading 160 $55,870
Scranton 190 $52,570
Wilkes 190 $52,570
Barre 190 $52,570
Hazleton 190 $52,570
State College 70 $55,680
Williamsport 70 $56,080
York 140 $51,940
Hanover 140 $51,940

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