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Food Scientists

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to analyze foods.

Quick Facts


Well above the statewide median
$45.30 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  6.7%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Confer with clients to exchange information.
  • Research methods to improve food products.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.
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Job Title Examples:

Product Development Manager
Quality Assurance Manager (QA Manager)
Food Technologist

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