Food Scientists and Technologists

8%

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

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 26% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 8% probability of automation

Projected Growth

4%

by 2024

People Employed

13,460

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$68,970

or $33.16 hourly

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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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Kims says
People are always looking for new things and therefore processed foods are changing, so they should be able to come up with creative ideas by actively changing them without stopping.
Sep 02, 2020 at 03:38 AM
Sarah (No chance) says
Having food scientists would help inspect the food we eat. So there is something artificial intelligence and robots won't be able to do anyways.
Jun 26, 2019 at 08:28 PM

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