Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
OTHER JOB TITLES
Food and Drug Research Scientist, Food Chemist, Food Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Formulator, Product Development Scientist, Research Chef, Research Food Technologist, Research Scientist
- Workers on average earn $35.31/hr. – $73,450 annually.
- Projected Growth (2019-2029) Average (3%- 4%)
- Projected job openings (2019-2029) 1400
High school diploma/GED, most jobs in this field require a Bachelor’s Degree
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