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Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

Develop photos from film or digital media.

Quick Facts


National Data
$17.71 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  -8.7%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Load digital images onto computers or websites.
  • Operate digital imaging equipment.
  • Operate photographic developing or print production equipment.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
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