Prepress Technicians and Workers

General Information

Description

Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
  • Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$54,400

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$53,380
$24,210
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 39%
  • Associate's degree 23%
  • Some college 20%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Bachelor's degree 5%
  • Less than high school 2%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Design
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Production and Processing

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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