It's your Education, It's your Future

Try EdAdvisor™ today! Your career options are just ahead.

Find your Perfect Career Path

Start Your Search here

FIND YOUR CAREER THROUGH

EdAdvisor




Browse Careers

Popular Career Searches

EdAdvisor

Advance your career with EdAdvisor. EdAdvisor gives you educational information to help you research jobs and find the right school for you in 3 easy steps!

  • Search

    Search among hundreds of careers.

  • Choose

    Choose your area of interest.

  • Explore

    Explore related Degree Programs.

Choose your option!

Explore Your Career Path Options

Desktop Publishers

Desktop Publishers
Quick Facts : Desktop Publishers*
2010 Median Pay$36,610
Entry Level EducationAssociate's degree
Work Experience in Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 201222,600
Job Outlook-15% (Decline rapidly)
Employment Change-3,300


Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other electronically published items. They compile content such as text and images and other necessary materials and format them into a finished product.

What Desktop Publishers Do

  •     Find and edit graphics, such as photographs or illustrations
  •     Use scanners to turn drawings and other materials into digital images
  •     Import text and graphics into desktop publishing software programs
  •     Select formatting properties, such as text size, column width, and spacing
  •     Check proofs, or preliminary layouts, for errors and make corrections

Work Environment

About half of all desktop publishers work for the publishing and printing industries. Most of the rest work for companies in other industries that produce their own printed materials. Part-time work schedules are common.
Find a Related Degree >>

Job Outlook

Employment of desktop publishers is projected to decline by 15 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Find a Related Degree >>

Pay

The average hourly wage of desktop publishers was $17.60 in May 2010.
Find a Related Degree >>

Desktop Publishers*
Average Annual Salary, May 2010

Desktop Publishers

36610

Business Occupations

58154.0909

All Jobs in the U.S.

52312.5223
Desktop Publishers*
Percent Change in Employment

Desktop Publishers

-14.6018

Business Occupations

9.55203445933082

All Jobs in the U.S.

15.767561808929724

Becoming a Desktop Publishers

Desktop publishers have a variety of educational backgrounds, but most complete some form of postsecondary education, such as an associate's degree. Workers also usually learn some of their skills on the job. Computer skills, including knowledge of desktop publishing software, are important.
Find a Related Degree >>

Similar Occupations

Go

Like this Job? Find a Degree


Start your journey with the right degree.
find a degree now!

FIND A DEGREE