Food Scientists and Technologists

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Will "Food Scientists and Technologists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 8% probability of automation

Projected Growth

4%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$63,950

or $30.74 hourly

People Employed

14,200

as of 2016

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Job description

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.

SOC Code: 19-1012

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