Food Science Technician

About the job:

What you do

As a Food Science Technician, your job is to prepare samples of food to test whether it complies with safety food standards. You also help Food Scientists with their research on food and control of quality.

The tough stuff

As a Food Science Technician, you will have to: 

  • Work in unpleasant, and sometimes even hazardous conditions
The cool stuff

As a Food Science Technician, you might get to:

  • Benefit from job opportunities in many sectors (private labs, food companies, government agencies, etc.)
  • Pair your degree with a minor focus in a field like business or marketing to increase your opportunities
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Best high school track(s)
  • Life Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Expressing yourself verbally

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Math, Biology, or a related subject
  • An entry-level position as a Quality Control Inspector can be secured with a high school diploma and on-the-job training, while technician and managerial positions call for a bachelor's degree
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