What do they do?

Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.

Also known as:

Copy Center Operator, Copy Machine Operator, Copy Technician, Duplicating Machine Operator, Graphics Production Specialist, Key Operator, Machine Operator, Printing Services Coordinator, Reprographics Technician

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Office Machine Operators, Except Computer is projected to Decline 10 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • -10%


    Ranks #37 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #23 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (2%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (14%)
  • Associate's degree  (9%)
  • Some college, no degree  (29%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (35%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (10%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Read work orders to determine material or setup requirements.
  • Deliver items.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Sort materials or products.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Record production information.
  • Calculate costs of goods or services.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Adjust office equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor equipment operation to ensure proper functioning.
  • Clean facilities or equipment.
  • Maintain office equipment in proper operating condition.
  • Report maintenance or equipment problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Logo Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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