I want to be a desktop publisher. I'm considering getting a certificate in desktop publishing from a community college, but i don't know if that will achieve me anywhere, if it will get me a job (salary amount is not important). Those next to experience with certificates/the field, what do you come up with?
Desktop publishing job?
I could get my associates, or bachelor's degree contained by graphic design, but honestly i'd like to not be surrounded by school for very long, and focus primarily on desktop publishing and the art more than other crap. Although, I will if that's what it takes.
Desktop publishing skills have become pretty adjectives, especially since programs like Word and Powerpoint have put assured to use graphic tools in the hand of people with deeply little technical skill. So unless you have exceptional pictographic design skills (in which case, that's the field to focus on) it's not easy to make it as a desktop publisher. There is one area surrounded by which the skill can come in handy, and that is adminstrative/clerical work. Let's right to be heard a small company loses their one and only administrative assistant, and wants a replacement. All other things human being equal (typing speed, phone skills, experience, etc.) may will hire the person who has pious DTP skills. Good luck!