Explore Career Pathways
The knowledge and skills learned in the educational programs at the San José State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) are applicable and transferable to numerous career pathways, including librarianship, emerging technologies, information architecture, archival studies, records management, competitive intelligence, and more!
The career landscape is vast and exciting. Individuals with a Master's degree in Library and Information Science work in various organizational environments, including academic, public, and special libraries and information centers, as well as many different non-library environments. Jobs suitable to the educational background of graduates who hold a Master’s degree in Archives and Records Administration are primarily in the academic, government, and corporate sectors, as revealed in the Archives and Records Management Jobs Analysis report.
In addition, technology skills are required in today's job market. For example, employers are looking for job candidates skilled in web programming, digital content management, emerging technologies, user centered design, digital project management, and database management to name a few of the most common skills for emerging jobs in the library and information science field.
We realize that the vast choice in career opportunities can overwhelm new students. Many of the career pathways you can pursue at the SJSU School of Information may pique your interest and sound like something you'd like to do as your profession. Our career development resources offer tools, advice, and insight to help you identify the career direction best suited for you personally.
- Visit our blog for curriculum updates and job tips.
- Explore the numerous career pathways offered in the MLIS degree program at the SJSU iSchool.
- Browse the latest news about our curriculum.
- Check out our alumni career spotlights and see what they are doing now. Many alumni are open to doing informational interviews.
- Read stories about current SJSU iSchool students' personal career objectives.