Prepress Digital Technicians are known for having more than just Adobe Photoshop, Color Correction, and Prepress Department. You can read about other common personality traits here:
In order to accomplish your goal of becoming a Prepress Digital Technician, we've found that over half, 32.0% to be exact, of Prepress Digital Technicians have a bachelor's degree. The good news is that it doesn't seem like more schooling than that is necessary with only 3.1% having master's degrees. While it's true that some Prepress Digital Technicians have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every four Prepress Digital Technicians did not spend the extra money to attend college.
The Prepress Digital Technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Graphic Design and Graphic Communications, while a small population of Prepress Digital Technicians studied Business and Computer Applications.
Now that you have your degree, you're ready to become a Prepress Digital Technician. So where do you start applying? According to our research, Prepress Digital Technicians are mostly hired by WestRock, Mead Westvaco, and Canon Business Process Services. Now is a good time to apply as WestRock has 4 Prepress Digital Technicians job openings, and there are 2 at Mead Westvaco and 1 at Canon Business Process Services.
If you're in it for the money, you'll want to apply for positions at Menasha, Instant Web, and WestRock as that's where Prepress Digital Technicians seem to make the most money. Let's take a closer look. At Menasha, the average Prepress Digital Technician salary is $60,795. Whereas at Instant Web, Prepress Digital Technicians earn roughly $41,121. And at WestRock, they make an average salary of $38,008. Before you get too excited over those salary numbers, you should make sure that securing a job at these companies is doable. For example, while Menasha has 1 job listings for Prepress Digital Technicians, Instant Web and WestRock have 0 and 4 job listings respectively.
The most prestigious Prepress Digital Technicians can be found working at RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Multi Packaging Solutions, and Vertis. We determine this by assessing the schools where Prepress Digital Technicians have earned their degrees, and then looking at the companies that have hired a significant number of Prepress Digital Technicians from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States.
In general, Prepress Digital Technicians fulfill roles in the Manufacturing and Professional industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the salaries for Prepress Digital Technicians are the highest in the Manufacturing industry with $40,546 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Technology and Finance industries only pay $39,514 and $39,352 respectively. This means that Prepress Digital Technicians who are employed in the Manufacturing industry make a whopping 27.0% more than Prepress Digital Technicians who work in the Telecommunication Industry.