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Working As a Type Setter

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $43,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Type Setter does

  • Complete layout for daily paper.
  • Compare information on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
  • Performed coding and edit corrections on Security Exchange Commission reporting documents.
  • Completed coding and editing jobs of approximately 300 HTML pages per day.
  • Edited or created images for selected pages per design specifications.
  • Developed film and digital images for customers via the in house photo lab.
  • Type setting for Chicago's largest printer of business cards, letterheads, envelopes and invitation materials.
  • Used various software on MAC's to ready paper for pagination, ie: Microsoft Word, InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Followed company procedures to maintain work environment in a neat orderly condition.
  • Input information both written and images, backed information to data base.
  • Position: Graphic Design/Type Setter Duties: Design/build ads and create art.
  • Proofread paste-up and answer phones.
  • Provided office and customer support with proficient knowledge of advertisement placement.
  • Use data entry devices, such as optical scanners, to input data into computers for revision or editing.
  • Created over 100 complex designs per day Created film Plates Scan and correct picture images Provide proof for customer
  • Processed property descriptions for publication deadlines.

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Top Skills for A Type Setter

  1. Business Cards
  2. Weekly Newspaper
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist in taking customer copy of invitations and business cards, and using graphic art programs to produce camera ready output.
  • Designed ads to meet deadlines for the daily and weekly newspapers
  • Provided a high level of customer service and client relations based on outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proofread Photo Shop 5 for author Lakrous.
  • Position: Graphic Design/Type Setter Duties: Design/build ads and layout maps.

Type Setter Demographics

Gender

Female

59.5%

Male

29.8%

Unknown

10.7%
Ethnicity

White

66.9%

Hispanic or Latino

12.9%

Black or African American

10.3%

Asian

6.5%

Unknown

3.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Italian

100.0%

Type Setter Education

Schools

Full Sail University

8.3%

University of Phoenix

8.3%

Indiana University South Bend

8.3%

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

8.3%

Knox College

4.2%

International Academy of Design and Technology

4.2%

Western Illinois University

4.2%

Brooks College

4.2%

Long Island University - C W Post Campus

4.2%

Saint Louis Community College

4.2%

Hutchinson Community College

4.2%

Suffolk County Community College

4.2%

University of Washington

4.2%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.2%

Musicians Institute

4.2%

Santa Fe Community College

4.2%

University of Central Arkansas

4.2%

University of Wisconsin - Superior

4.2%

Hamilton Technical College

4.2%

Dale Carnegie Maine

4.2%
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Majors

Business

18.2%

Graphic Design

15.9%

Fine Arts

6.8%

Computer Applications

6.8%

Music

4.5%

General Education, Specific Areas

4.5%

Health Care Administration

4.5%

English

4.5%

Engineering

4.5%

Legal Support Services

4.5%

Accounting

4.5%

Sociology

2.3%

Drafting And Design

2.3%

Medical Technician

2.3%

Pharmacy

2.3%

Animation

2.3%

Information Technology

2.3%

Food And Nutrition

2.3%

Journalism And Mass Communications

2.3%

Computer Systems Security

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.4%

Other

26.2%

Associate

19.7%

Certificate

8.2%

Masters

6.6%

Diploma

3.3%

Doctorate

1.6%
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Updated May 19, 2020