Food Science Technicians

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
77%
risk level
POLLING
84%
Based on 29 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
7.6%
by year 2032
WAGES
$47,860
or $23.01 per hour
Volume
14,350
as of 2022
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.3/10

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Automation risk

77% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

We haven't found any important qualities of this job that can't be easily automated

User poll

84% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's very probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 77% chance of automation.

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Growth

Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Food Science Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 7.6% by 2032

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Food Science Technicians' was $47,860, or $23 per hour

'Food Science Technicians' were paid 3.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 14,350 people employed as 'Food Science Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Food Science Technicians'.

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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