Working as a Press Operator Apprentice

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a press operator apprentice. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.65 an hour? That's $36,713 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow -8% and produce -83,800 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Press Operator Apprentice Do

There are certain skills that many press operators apprentice have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed dexterity, physical stamina and computer skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a press operator apprentice, we found that a lot of resumes listed 47.7% of press operators apprentice included digital press, while 34.9% of resumes included ink fountains, and 11.0% of resumes included engineer ink. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

How To Become a Press Operator Apprentice

If you're interested in becoming a press operator apprentice, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 10.7% of press operators apprentice have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of press operators apprentice have master's degrees. Even though some press operators apprentice have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a press operator apprentice. When we researched the most common majors for a press operator apprentice, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on press operator apprentice resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a press operator apprentice. In fact, many press operator apprentice jobs require experience in a role such as sales associate. Meanwhile, many press operators apprentice also have previous career experience in roles such as paper lay-up handler or specialist.

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Average Salary$36,713
Job Growth Rate-8%

Press Operator Apprentice Jobs

Press Operator Apprentice Demographics

Gender

Male

94.5 %

Unknown

5.5 %
Ethnicity

White

63.6 %

Hispanic or Latino

14.0 %

Black or African American

11.6 %
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Foreign Languages Spoken
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Press Operator Apprentice Education

Schools

Rochester Institute of Technology

11.8 %

Olympic College

5.9 %

Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

5.9 %

Asnuntuck Community College

5.9 %
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Majors

Business

11.1 %

Education

11.1 %

Graphic Communications

11.1 %

Management

5.6 %
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Degrees

High School Diploma

57.1 %

Certificate

17.9 %

Bachelors

10.7 %

Associate

10.7 %
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Top Skills For a Press Operator Apprentice

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 47.7% of press operators apprentice listed digital press on their resume, but soft skills such as dexterity and physical stamina are important as well.

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Top Press Operator Apprentice Employers

1. General Motors
4.9
Avg. Salary: 
$65,829
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+
2. Bemis Company
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$44,967
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+
3. Wilsonart
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$37,547
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+
4. Arkay Packaging
3.6
Avg. Salary: 
$30,812
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+
5. Goodman Manufacturing
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$35,038
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+
6. U.S. Navy
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$53,690
Press Operator Apprentices Hired: 
1+

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Updated October 2, 2020