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Librarian, Medical
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesProvide health information about new medical treatments, clinical trials and standard trials procedures, tests, and equipment to physicians, allied health professionals, patients, consumers, and corporations. They help physicians provide quality care to patients, help patients find information, answer consumers’ questions, and provide information to the health care industries.

OutlookAverage job growth

Median Income$52,500 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsWork in hospitals, academic medical centers, and clinics; colleges, universities, and professional schools; consumer health libraries; research centers and foundations; industry; federal, state, and local government agencies.

They work closely with physicians, nurses, health educators, and other allied health care professionals, administrators, programmers and information technology specialists, faculty and students, consumers, and the community.

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsLearning Strategies, Monitoring, Social Perceptiveness, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Writing, Active Listening, Service Orientation, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Category Flexibility, Speech Recognition, Written Comprehension, Near Vision, Information Ordering, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension, Written Expression

InterviewsRobin Meckley