Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator
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Graphic and printing equipment operator is a program that generally prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to plan, prepare, and execute a variety of commercial and industrial graphic communications jobs. includes instruction in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electronic, and digital graphic, printing, and finishing equipment; and related processes.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in graphic and printing equipment operator at each level last year.
01002003004000-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year Certificate2-4 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's Degree
People with this bachelor's degree have gone to work in these careers
DesignersManagers (specialized areas)Artists and related workersFirst-line supervisors of reta...Elementary and middle school t...Retail salespersonsMarketing and sales managersWeb developersCustomer service representativ...Secretaries and administrative...Wholesale and manufacturing sa...Chief executives and legislato...Applications and systems softw...Postsecondary teachers
Commercial Art and Graphic Design majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all graphic and printing equipment operator graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 63% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 58% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in graphic and printing equipment operator earned in the last academic year, 54% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 50% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study Commercial Art and Graphic Design (which combines 22 programs). These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$28K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KBachelor's Degree
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$12K$27K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's Degree
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Data Entry Keyers
$0$200K$32K
187,300
-23.2%
14,800
Printing Press Operators
$0$200K$36K
175,700
-11.8%
15,800
Prepress Technicians and Workers
$0$200K$40K
29,900
-20.8%
2,700
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Where can I complete this program?
What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer graphic and printing equipment operator degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
BridgeValley Community & Technical College
WV
1,406
13.2
$6,669
36%
17%
Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center
MO
180
6.9
$12,406
72%
Central Texas College
TX
10,143
53.6
$5,258
47%
10%
City College of San Francisco
CA
14,995
20.8
$5,850
55%
23%
Columbus State Community College
OH
19,433
58.7
$5,532
47%
14%
Erie Community College
NY
10,290
36.5
$4,558
51%
28%
Flint Hills Technical College
KS
556
15.7
$15,509
51%
74%
Fox Valley Technical College
WI
5,080
16.5
$9,969
69%
59%
Fresno City College
CA
14,331
37.4
$3,720
38%
23%
Fullerton College
CA
15,068
43.2
$6,882
47%
25%
Fulton - Montgomery Community College
NY
1,617
32.8
$8,291
49%
31%
Georgia Southern University
GA
22,382
23.8
$15,435
64%
48%
Mission College
CA
4,189
35.6
$10,341
50%
21%
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
WI
5,789
22.1
$9,452
61%
50%
Orange County Community College
NY
4,105
29.4
$4,448
57%
24%
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
AR
939
16.4
$5,049
25%
30%
Rock Valley College
IL
4,895
41.1
$8,419
52%
26%
Rolla Technical Institute/Center
MO
150
8.4
$5,445
59%
Saddleback College
CA
12,517
50.9
$8,086
63%
24%
Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
TX
81
$2,405
53%
24%
Explore similar programs

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator is part of a larger collection of programs: Design, including Graphic, Interior, and Fashion. Is there a different program that's close to Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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