Careers in Food Science

Job Outlook for Food Science Majors

Food scientists at work

The employment world for food scientists can be divided into several sectors:

•  Food Health and Nutrition
•  Food Processing and Packaging
•  Food Safety and Defense
•  Public Policy and Regulations
•  Product Development and Ingredient Innovations
•  Sustainability
•  Education

The food industry is relatively sheltered from economic volatility, since people always need to eat. Graduates from the Food Science program have an excellent record of job placement with a starting salary range between $38,000 - $48,000. They may also go on to graduate school to obtain a masters degree and/or doctorate.