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Food Science Technicians

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Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.


  • Many science technicians work indoors in laboratory settings, but certain technicians work outdoors, sometimes in remote locations.
  • Most science technicians need some postsecondary training, such as an associate degree or a certificate in applied science or science-related technology; biological and forensic science technicians usually need a bachelor's degree.
  • Overall growth is expected to be about as fast as average, although growth will vary by specialty.
  • Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $33,550/yr ($16.78/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors