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Desktop Publishers

Job Information

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


  • About 38 percent work for newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers; another 21 percent work in the printing industry.
  • Employment is expected to decline rapidly.
  • Most employers prefer to hire experienced desktop publishers; among persons without experience, opportunities should be best for those with certificates or degrees in desktop publishing or graphic design.


Personality I'm creative
Salary $36,800/yr ($18.40/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education Some college, no degree