Interested in food manufacturing? Want to make advances in food quality or safety of food production? Build a career as a food technologist.
Food technologists use chemistry and microbiology to determine underlying principles guiding the processing, preservation, deterioration and composition of food. They typically perform some or all of the following:
Food technologists can expect to earn a median salary of $66,170.
Job opportunity growth for this career is forecasted to increase at a rate of 2-4% per year nationally. North Carolina has a higher-than-average demand for food technologists. Job demand is forecasted to increase at a rate of 4.7% per year in North Carolina.
Most food technologists have a bachelor’s degree. About a third have a master’s degree or a doctorate. A certificate from NC State is highly regarded in the field of microbiology and is a great way to stand out amongst the competition as you apply for an entry-level position or graduate school.
Food technologist jobs are on the rise. Similar job titles include:
Explore food technologist jobs.
Interested in food safety or food manufacturing? Fascinated by nutrition? Apply today for a certificate in microbiology.