Bookbinders and bindery workers
Number employed in 2006: 72,000
Percent change in 2016: Bindery workers, -21.8 percent; bookbinders, -16.9 percent
Education/training: A high school diploma or an associate degree is preferred, and workers will receive on-the-job training. These jobs are ideal for the detail oriented and mechanically inclined.
2006 median salary: Bindery workers, $25,570; bookbinders, $30,260
Job outlook: Technological improvements have changed the way the bookbinding industry operates. More books are printed in-house rather than sent to specialty shops, while other work is being lost to foreign companies that can produce materials that traditionally take longer at a cheaper rate.
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