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Desktop Publishing Specialists

Overview

Desktop publishing specialists prepare reports, brochures, books, cards, and other documents for printing and digital publication such as on the Internet and CD-ROM. They create computer files of text, graphics, and page layout. They work with files others have created, or they compose original text and graphics for clients. There are approximately 13,240 desktop publishing specialists employed in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Artistic

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Owner, Desktop Publishing Company

Desktop Publisher

Assistant Desktop Publisher

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