Career Spotlight Assignment

By: Wille Doyle III

Desktop Publishers


  • Work at home
  • Great secondary job choice

Education Requirements:

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience needed
  • Short-term on-the-job training

Job Description

Desktop publishers use computer software to design page layouts for newspapers, books, brochures, and other items that are printed or published online.

Job Outlook

Employment of desktop publishers is projected to decline 21 percent from 2014 to 2024. Companies are expected to hire fewer desktop publishers as other types of workers—such as graphic designers, web designers, and editors—increasingly perform desktop-publishing tasks.