A photo specialist manages the operation of photo processing equipment or machines at a photography shop where photos from digital images are printed. Put differently; you will manipulate photos to meet client satisfaction. Parts of your duties include operating and monitoring the photo processing equipment to ensure that it is working properly. You will also often need to troubleshoot and repair photo machine problems. Photo specialists open and transfer digital files and also advise about photography to customers. Plus, they monitor the ink supply level and the paper to achieve consistent results.
Skills needed by a photo specialist include technical skills and accuracy. You must also know photo lab procedures. Time management skills and a conscientious approach to work are also required. For effectiveness, you should study photography, communication, or graphic design. An associate or Bachelor's degree in any of these fields will give you the advantage to earn $69,800 per year.