Photofinishing Laboratory Worker

Perform tasks to prepare and disseminate negatives, positives, and prints.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Photofinishing Laboratory Workers do?

Performs any combination of following tasks to prepare and disseminate negatives, positives, and prints in photofinishing laboratory: Reads instructions written on orders, and examines contents of orders to ascertain size, type, and number of pieces. Sorts orders according to size and type processing required. Pastes identifying label on customer order envelopes and transfer bags to ensure matching of orders subsequent to processing. Removes finished work from transfer bags subsequent to processing and computes customer charges according to pricelist. Inserts order in bag or envelope, and staples bag together or seals envelope. Pastes address label on bag or envelope. Conveys orders between departments. Distributes supplies to other photofinishing workers. Maintains records of orders sorted and packaged.

Should I be a Photofinishing Laboratory Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Film Sorter, Pricer-Bagger, Proof Sorter

    How to Become a
    Photofinishing Laboratory Worker

    Most Photofinishing Laboratory Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9ifaaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|bachelor%27s+%281%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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