Number employed in 2006: 317,000
Percent change in 2016:From -5.7 percent for printing machine operators, to -21.2 percent for pre-press technicians and workers.
Education/training: Traditionally, press workers have received on-the-job training. However, employers are now looking for candidates with printing experience and knowledge of new digital technology.
2006 median salary: From $30,990 for printing machine operators, to $33,310 for pre-press technicians and workers.
Job outlook: The size of printing staffs is expected to decline because of improvements in printing technology. However, those with computer skills may still be able to find job opportunities.
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