Prepress Workers


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Prepress Workers

Prepress Workers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Prepress jobs are located throughout the nation. However, most jobs are located in large cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Major employers:

  • Commercial printing and business form companies
  • Newspaper publishers
  • Magazine and book publishers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is declining significantly. There has been a decline in printed newspapers and magazines. More media is moving to online digital formats. For items that are printed, most prepress work is now done by computers.

Despite the decline in jobs, openings will occur as current workers retire or leave this occupation for other reasons. Opportunities should be best for workers with computer experience and good customer service skills.

Prepress Workers (CIS 100419)

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Illinois
1,502
Small
&
-9.1%
5.8%
>>>>
154
Few
  Champaign Area
25
Small
&
-12.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
58
Medium
&
-13.8%
5.0%
>>>>
5
Few
  Cook County
661
Small
&
-10.3%
5.6%
>>>>
66
Few
  Decatur Area
6
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
85
Small
&
-1.2%
9.7%
>>>>
10
Few
  Du Page County
194
Small
&
-11.3%
5.4%
>>>>
20
Few
  Edwardsville Area
14
Very small
&
-7.1%
5.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
24
Small
&
-4.2%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
17
Very small
&
-29.4%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
122
Small
&
-2.5%
8.6%
>>>>
14
Few
  McHenry County
35
Small
&
-14.3%
6.8%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
15
Very small
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
28
Small
&
-10.7%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
51
Small
&
-5.9%
7.3%
>>>>
6
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
14
Very small
&
-7.1%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
26
Very small
&
-3.8%
7.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Springfield Area
13
Very small
&
-23.1%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
16
Very small
&
-12.5%
6.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Vermilion County
6
Very small
&
-16.7%
4.9%
>>>>
0
None
  Will County
44
Small
&
4.5%
9.1%
>>>>
5
Few
United States
30,200
Small
&
-20.5%
3.7%
>>>>
2,500
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.