We surveyed 345 desktop publishers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical desktop publisher. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a desktop publisher?
Working as a desktop publisher typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a desktop publisher?
A career as a desktop publisher typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a desktop publisher?
It’s typically difficult to find a job as a desktop publisher. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for desktop publishers.
Do desktop publishers work full-time or part-time?
67% of desktop publishers work in full-time roles while 33% work part-time.
Is being a desktop publisher stressful?
Desktop publishers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a desktop publisher?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a desktop publisher.
How competitive is the workplace for desktop publishers?
Competition at work is not common for desktop publishers.
Does being a desktop publisher require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for desktop publishers.
Are desktop publishers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Desktop publishers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do desktop publishers have control over the direction of their work?
Desktop publishers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.
Is being a desktop publisher physically demanding?
Work as a desktop publishers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are desktop publishers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Desktop publishers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a desktop publisher require attention to detail?
Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a desktop publisher.
Does being a good desktop publisher require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a desktop publisher.