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Food Scientists


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

Food Scientists use scientific methods to study and analyze foods. They research the nutritional content, food safety, and the ways foods are processed and distributed.

Wages $35.97 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Good
Education & Training Bachelor's degree is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Science and Mathematics
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