Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 51-5111 Prepress Technician and Workers
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Enter, store, and retrieve information on computer-aided equipment. Enter, position, and alter text size, using computers, to make up and arrange pages so that printed materials can be produced. Maintain, adjust, and clean equipment, and perform minor repairs.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $12.64   Entry $26,301.00
Mean $17.89   Mean $37,213.00
Experience $20.51 Experience $42,659.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
Related Occupations: Postsecondary Institutions With Programs:
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
Etchers and Engravers
Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
Log Graders and Scalers
Mapping Technicians
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators
Precious Metal Workers
Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters
No postsecondary schools reported programs.
Occupational Videos
51-5111.00 Prepress Technicians and Workers