Is it time for your homeschooler to start thinking about a career? If they are science lovers, the career choices are endless. One growing career path that you might want to think about is food science.
One of my first jobs out of college using my science degree was as a researcher in a food processing plant. I worked in research and development and quality control. Everyday was a new challenge. Some days, we worked to improve processes. Other days, we worked on improving products or creating new products altogether. Never a dull moment. Always something new.
Food Science Career Options
On any given day I might have worked with…
- Food Chemists
- Food Engineers
- Food Development Scientists
- Food Microbiologists
- Meat Scientists
- Research Assistants
- Food Safety Professionals
- Quality Control Engineers and Technicians
All of these science professionals and more are required to process the foods we eat. It is a huge, growing field.
Learn more about careers in food science
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) website is a great resource to learn more about careers in food science.
California Polytechnic State University has a webpage of food science career options.
The FDA has a resource page with links to 16 interviews with food science professionals to give students a feel of what their careers are like.