Print Binding and Finishing Workers

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What do they do?

Bind books and other publications or finish printed products by hand or machine. May set up binding and finishing machines.

Also known as:

Binder, Binder Operator, Bindery Cutter Operator, Bindery Helper, Bindery Operator, Bindery Production Manager, Bindery Technician, Bindery Worker, Book Binder, Custom Bookbinder, Folder Operator, Knife Operator, Machine Operator, Perfect Binder Operator, Production Associate, Stitcher Operator

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Print Binding and Finishing Workers is projected to Decline 4 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -4.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #41 in job growth rate
  • 150

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (1.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (4.2%)
  • Associate's degree (8.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (51.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.7%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspected printed materials or other images to verify quality.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Sew clothing or other articles.
  • Operate sewing equipment.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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

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

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