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Printing Press Operators

General Information

Description

Set up and operate digital, letterpress, lithographic, flexographic, gravure, or other printing machines. Includes short-run offset printing presses.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit84.97%
  2. Self-employed8.12%
  3. Private, not for profit3.00%
  4. State and local government2.70%
  5. Federal government0.97%

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
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$39,350

State-by-state Salary

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$104,850
$20,480
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 73%
  • Post-secondary certificate 19%
  • Some college 6%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service

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