Food technologists oversee all aspects of product development, reviewing and approving nutritional data, writing product specifications and enforcing USDA labeling regulations on new and modified food products.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in food science or in a related field.
To pursue a career as a food technologist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer courses, mathematics, biology and family and consumer sciences.
Where can I work?
Food technologists work for food companies who market and develop food products.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a food technologist will be great over the next five years.
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