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.
Other Job Titles Food Scientists and Technologists May Have
Food Chemist, Food Engineer, Food Scientist, Food Technologist, Food and Drug Research Scientist, Formulator, Product Development Scientist, Research Chef, Research Food Technologist, Research Scientist
Writing skills, critical thinking skills, organization and being good with deadlines. Experience writing blogs, or for a school newspaper would be helpful. Jobs in journalism, or working in the research side of food or agriculture would also be helpful.
Get a degree that requires you to either learn about the research process or journalism.
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