Thank you. We'll take a look, and if it's relevant we'll publish the story.
Food Science Technicians
There hasn't been enough votes on this occupation yet
or $20.18 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
97% (You are doomed)
This score is based on the abilities, knowledge, skills and activites required in order to do the job.
We look at 9 key attributes of an occupation which can't easily be automated. The more an occupation requires these, the less chance there is of it being replaced.
Note that some attributes have a greater weighting than others, so even though an occupation might require quite heavily on a few attributes, this might not be enough to give it an overall safe score. The final score has been generated using a machine learning algorithm, trained using human predictions.
If any attributes are particularly important in order to do this job, they will be listed below.
Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
Assisting and Caring for Others (48)
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (30)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
Thank you, your vote has recorded. We are currently compiling votes and will display the results once we have sufficient data.
How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Food Science Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 7.9% by 2030
'Food Science Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Food Science Technicians' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Food Science Technicians' was $41,970, or $20.18 hourly
'Food Science Technicians' are paid 0.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 21,940 people employed as Food Science Technicians.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.
Work with food scientists or technologists to perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Includes technicians who assist in research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.
SOC Code: 19-4013.00
If you're thinking of starting a new career, or looking to change jobs, we've created a handy job search tool which might just help you land that perfect new role.
Search jobs in your local area