Something else that you should know about food scientists is that the national employment for them is a very small occupation and that the outlook for them is stable.
Food scientists/technologists study the basic elements of food. They analyze nutritional content, discover food sources, develop ways to make processed foods safe and nutritious, create new food products, and research ideas to preserve and package food.
Food scientists need at least a bachelor's degree for their career, but many get more advanced degrees.
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The average annual wage for food scientists in Pennsylvania is $76,670 and the average hourly wage for food scientists in Pennsylvania is $36.86
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Three transferable skills needed for this career are analyzing and interpreting life science data,
Three basic skills for this career are mathematics,
explaining life science concepts,
and operating computers to record and analyze life science data.