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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