Prepress Technician and Workers (51-5111)

Occupation description:  Format and proof text and images submitted by designers and clients into finished pages that can be printed. Includes digital and photo typesetting. May produce printing plates.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 3531 -11.40 11
United States 36,50027,500 -24.60 570570

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 20.0811.8414.98 19.1924.3729.76

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
332 6.140.6 28.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation9
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation2
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 29
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Illustrator CC Level 1
Illustrator CC Level 2
InDesign CC Level 1
InDesign CC Level 2
Photoshop Level 1
Photoshop Level 2
Publisher Level 1

North Star Computing   (Fairbanks)
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kodiak   (Kodiak)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Desktop Publishing & Graphics OEC

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC