Program & Course Information
What Print Production Workers Do
Printing workers produce print material in three stages: prepress, press, and binding and finishing. They review specifications, identify and fix problems with printing equipment, and assemble pages.
Prepress technicians usually work in quiet areas, while printing press operators and print binding and finishing workers work in noisy settings.
How to Become a Print Production Worker
Prepress technicians typically need an associate’s degree or a postsecondary vocational award. Printing press operators and print binding and finishing workers need a high school diploma and on-the-job training.
The median annual wage of printing workers was $33,150 in May 2010.
Employment of printing workers is expected to decline 4 percent from 2010 to 2020.
|Quick Facts: Graphic Designers|
|2010 Median Pay||$33,150 per year|
|Entry-Level Education||Associate degree|
|On-the-job Training||Long-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||304,600|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||-4% growth rate|