Health Information Management
Medical Librarian

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Salary: $37,302 - $54,695
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Hourly: $19.63 - $29.27
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Outlook: 2 Stars
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Length of Training: 6 years
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Medical librarians offer assistance to physicians, allied health professionals, patients, consumers, and corporations. They are able to provide information about new medical treatments, clinical trials and standard trial procedures, as well as test information. Medical librarians are crucial in helping patients find the information they are looking for in regards to medication concerns, procedures, or understanding the long term affects. They also provide information on the latest trends within the fields of the healthcare industries. Medical librarians can serve as web managers, directors of a nursing school library, medical informatics experts, catalogers, instructors, and reference librarians.   

Work Environment

Medical librarians work in a variety of employment settings, including health care, academic medical centers, clinics, colleges, universities, professional schools, consumer health libraries, research centers and foundations, different industries (pharmaceutical, medical, or even biotechnology). They also may work within the federal, state, and local government.