Sample 1 - State of California

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Desktop Publishers
(SOC Code : 43-9031)
in California

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

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$24.05$17.22$24.29$30.45

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20201,7001,300-400-23.530

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Printing and Related Support Activities 6,92511.6%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9628.1%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0465.5%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1702.5%
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses 2,6171.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
Convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.
Transmit, deliver or mail publication master to printer for production into film and plates.
Study layout or other design instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.
Enter digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse.
View monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process, making modifications as necessary.
Import text and art elements such as electronic clip-art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.
Collaborate with graphic artists, editors and writers to produce master copies according to design specifications.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

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