Desktop Publishers

General Information

Description

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

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

Job Outlook

Employment of desktop publishers is projected to decline 12 percent from 2020 to 2030. Despite declining employment, about 800 openings for desktop publishers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$47,560

State-by-state Salary

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$61,170
$31,420
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 44%
  • Bachelor's degree 38%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Some college 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Communications and Media
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • 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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