Food Scientists & 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.
Also called: Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Research Food Technologist, Seafood Technology Specialist

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
    Math and Science
  • chemistry
  • biology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • BioDiscovery ImaGene
  • Insightful S-PLUS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • PathogenTracker
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA National Nutrient Database
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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