Food Scientists and Technologists
Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.
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Our visitors have voted that there is a small chance this occupation will be replaced. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 38% chance of automation.
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The number of 'Food Scientists and Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Food Scientists and Technologists' was $79,860, or $38.39 per hour
'Food Scientists and Technologists' were paid 72.4% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
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As of 2022 there were 14,720 people employed as Food Scientists and Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.010% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as Food Scientists and Technologists.
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: 19-1012.00
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