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Introduction and Career in Food Technology

Introduction and Career in Food Technology

How to Become a Food Technologist?

Initially, a bachelor degree in food technology is needed to be declared as a food technologist. However, to become a food scientist, a more rigorous research based degree is required at masters and PhD level. There are more specialized degrees now being offered by numerous universities all-round the globe. These are;

  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Toxicology
  • Food Nanotechnology
  • Food Engineering
  • Food legislation

Job Opportunities for Food Technologists

A bachelor degree can help you earning a reasonable job. However, with the Master level degree equipped with a research component open new avenues for a food technologist. A research oriented degree has more value for a food technologist as compare to other branches of degree.

Below is the detail of some job options available for a food technologist.

  • Food technologist in public and private agencies.
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO)
  • World Food Program
  • Food manufacturing companies
  • Scientific laboratory technician in research labs
  • Quality Manager in public and private agencies
  • Food Inspector
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Teaching at under-graduate and graduate level.
  • Policy making job in government institutions.
  • Nutrition expert.
  • Food Engineer
  • Food Safety and Health Manager

P.S. This is not a complete list. Comments are welcome below to highlight other job opportunities available for a food technologists.

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