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Medical Librarian (MLS) in the United States

How much does a Medical Librarian (MLS) earn in the United States? The average Medical Librarian (MLS) salary in the United States is $63,324 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $56,525 and $71,229. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Provides support and assistance to users researching medical information using database searches, inter-library loans, and other resources. Ensures the cataloging and circulation of materials are performed efficiently and correctly according to policies and standards. Creates training materials and delivers library instruction and education programs for physicians and other staff. Leads or contributes ideas for library strategic planning, quality initiatives, and the development of digital media and educational resources. Has current knowledge of medical developments and scientific literature. Requires a master's degree of Library Science (MLS). Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Typically requires 2 to 4 years of related experience.

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    Medical Librarian Assistant

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    Bachelor's Degree

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    2 - 4 years experience
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