Prepress Technicians and Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
92%
risk level
POLLING
76%
Based on 28 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-22.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$45,070
or $21.67 per hour
Volume
23,590
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.4/10

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Automation risk

92% (Imminent Risk)

Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.

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We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

76% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 92% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Prepress Technicians and Workers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Sentiment

The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)

Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Prepress Technicians and Workers' job openings is expected to decline 22.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Prepress Technicians and Workers' was $45,070, or $21 per hour

'Prepress Technicians and Workers' were paid 6.2% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 23,590 people employed as 'Prepress Technicians and Workers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as 'Prepress Technicians and Workers'.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 51-5111.00

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