A R&D Technician is responsible for assisting a researcher or research team with product development projects.
R & D Technicians provide support for researchers/reasearch associates on developmental product assignments.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Associates degree in Chemistry, Biology, Food Science, or Food Technology some companies may require a bachelor’s degree in similar fields.
To pursue a career as a R&D Technician:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Food production companies, food chemical supply companies, and government inspection agencies.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
The future outlook for R&D Technicians is projected to be good to excellent.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:
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