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Office Machine Operators

Also called: Copy Center Operator, Copy Machine Operator, Key Operator, Print Shop Assistant

What they do:
Operate one or more of a variety of office machines, such as photocopying, photographic, and duplicating machines, or other office machines.
On the job, you would:
  • Read job orders to determine the type of work to be done, the quantities to be produced, and the materials needed.
  • Deliver completed work.
  • Place original copies in feed trays, feed originals into feed rolls, or position originals on tables beneath camera lenses.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • communicate by speaking
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$30,460
$20,530
$48,240
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