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Textile and Garment Pressers

Iron or shape clothing or other materials by hand or machine.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well below the statewide median
$14.71 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Shrinking
Growth rate:  -10.8%    Read more about outlook

Education:

High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Smooth garments with irons, presses, or steamers.
  • Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production.
  • Adjust temperature controls of ovens or other heating equipment.
  • Clean fabrics or apparel.
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Job Title Examples:

Dry Cleaner Presser
Pressing Machine Operator
Silk Presser

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Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $14.71
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays well below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Textile and Garment Pressers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$14.15 $16.03 $17.93
Minnesota
$13.64 $14.71 $17.98
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.93 $16.89 $18.13

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 280 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Textile and Garment Pressers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 394 new Textile and Garment Pressers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Textile and Garment Pressers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 30,300 27,000 -3,300 -10.8%
Minnesota 460 405 -55 -12%
Northwest Minnesota 23 21 -2 -8.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 385 342 -43 -11.2%



On the Job

 

Textile and Garment Pressers iron or shape clothing or other materials by hand or by using a machine.


Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.

 

Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:


Typical Working Conditions

 

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Education & Credentials

 

Educational Requirements

High School or less

 

Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma46.9
High school diploma or equivalent35
Some college, no degree10.6
Associate degree2.8
Bachelors degree3.2
Masters degree0.5
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree1

 

Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Short-term on-the-job training to become competent.

 

Transfer Options

 

Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Child Development
  • Computer Applications
  • Cultural/Ethnic Studies
  • English Composition
  • Health Education
  • Personal Finance
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Speaking
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Sociology
  • World Languages

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

 

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Skills & Knowledge

 

Most Important Skills for Textile and Garment Pressers


 

Most Important Knowledge Areas for Textile and Garment Pressers



Interests


Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:

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Describe Your Skills


People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.

  • Controlling machines and processes.
  • Handling and moving objects.
  • Performing general physical abilities.
  • Collecting information from different sources.
  • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
  • Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
  • Scheduling work and activities.

 

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Job Title Examples


Dry Cleaner Presser,  Pressing Machine Operator,  Silk Presser,  Garment Presser,  Pants Presser,  Shirt Presser,  Presser 

 

Where Do Textile and Garment Pressers Work?


Textile and Garment Pressers often work in the following industries.

 

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