Prepress Technicians and Workers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
80%
risk level
POLLING
75%
Based on 27 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-22.7 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$43,560
or $20.94 per hour
Volume
25,250
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
1.9/10

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Automation risk

80% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

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

User poll

75% 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 80% 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 2022, the median annual wage for 'Prepress Technicians and Workers' was $43,560, or $20 per hour

'Prepress Technicians and Workers' were paid 5.9% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 25,250 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 5 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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