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Grinstead Building, Room 009
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4439
Fax: 660.543.4578
Email: Dr. Doug Koch


Careers in the Graphic Arts

Endless Possibilities! Plentiful jobs ensure the graduate many choices for employment. The BS degree program provides preparation for management and other professional careers in the printing, imaging, and allied industries. Demand for Central graduates annually far exceeds availability. Most students have multiple offers for employment with annual starting salaries which range from approximately $25,000-$38,000 or more, depending on the geographic area. Top students salaries quickly exceed these numbers as they gain experience and demonstrate their abilities to their employers. Some common entry-level positions include:
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Estimator
  • Print Buyer
  • Production Control
  • Quality Control
  • Sales Assistant
  • Scheduler
  • Computer Operator
  • Screen Printing Technician
  • Press Operator
  • Image Assembly
  • Plate Technician
  • Image Archival

Keep in mind that with today's technology continually advancing, jobs in the graphic arts industry will always be expanding to accommodate the needs of the future!

The following links can help you with your career path:

Career Services

Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF)

Graphic Comm Central Occupations and Careers in the industry