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Developers - Preparation

To work as a photograph processing worker, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • complete short-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal training is required beyond high school.

While not required, a background in photography and computers is helpful. You can learn photography or computer skills at a professional-technical school or two-year college.

On-the-job training

Most photograph processing workers learn their skills on the job from an experienced worker. Training includes:

  • developing machine operation;
  • chemistry; and
  • developing techniques.

Training typically lasts up to one month.

Military training

Some branches of the military train people to be photographic specialists. Training lasts from seven to 24 weeks, depending on your specialty. Additional training occurs on the job.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.