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Librarian

If you’re in love with books, and you like shushing people more than you like meeting them, then a job as a librarian may be for you. A librarian’s duties include cataloguing, classifying and maintaining such materials as books and periodicals.

These professionals aren’t limited to working in public libraries — their services are needed at law firms, healthcare providers and government agencies. The mean annual wage for the profession is $57,020, but people employed in this capacity with the federal government can earn over $80,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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