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Date:November 12th, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
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I need to win a lottery then

Not necessarily so. Some MA and most PhD programs are funded: that is, the school pays you to attend. Sometimes it's in the form of TAing, so you're working for your money; sometimes it's just a grant so you can do your thing. Comparing financial offers is an important part of the application process!

Good heavens, what do they pay librarians where you are? Here in Canada, while my friend the librarian does not earn as much as a full tenure professor, she still makes roughly the equivalent of someone in her position (middle management) in the business world.
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Date:November 12th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
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According to the latest statistics I've read, librarians in my city earn between 18 & 28 $/h, average 23 $/h, and the job postings I've seen for music librarians have wanted graduate degrees in both music and library science. Without even an undergrad degree, I am making a bit more the the average librarian does in my job as an accounting clerk. I'm at the top of the range for my occupation, which is less than the top of the librarian range, but if I switched, I know it would be quite a few years before I was back to earning what I do now, because I would be starting over in the bottom half of the range for an entry level library position - the job doesn't interest me enough to spend all the time & effort on a second grad degree in order to take a pay cut.
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