• Desktop Publishers
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Desktop publishers format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

What do they typically do

  • Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections
  • Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy
  • Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages
  • Use computer software to convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet
  • Transmit, deliver, or mail publication master to printer for production into film and plates
  • Study layout or other design instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations
  • Enter digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse
  • Import electronic clip art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.7%
Job Opening 8

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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