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Food Scientists and Technologists
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or $35.31 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
3% (Totally Safe)
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.
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (53)
Assisting and Caring for Others (29)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (14)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Food Scientists and Technologists' job openings is expected to rise 6.7% by 2030
'Food Scientists and Technologists' 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 Scientists and Technologists' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Food Scientists and Technologists' was $73,450, or $35.31 hourly
'Food Scientists and Technologists' are paid 75.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as food scientists and technologists?
As of 2020 there were 13,080 people employed as Food Scientists and Technologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% 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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