Food Science Technicians

3.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
97%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
7.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$41,970
or $20.18 hourly
VOLUME
21,940
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 97% (You are doomed)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
There aren't any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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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.

Job description

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

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