Paper Processing Workers

In papermaking, wood, recycled paper, and a small amount of vegetable fibers are turned into pulp, which is spread in a very thin layer, pressed, and dried. The mass-production processes in which large quantities of paper are made involve the use of highly complicated machinery. Paper processing workers are skilled and semiskilled production workers who complete this process. Also among this group of workers are research, technical, and supervisory personnel, who play various roles in the production of the end product. Approximately 103,300 people are employed as paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Technical/Shop
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None