Food science careers bring the farm to the table. If you have an appetite for technology and the processes involved in turning raw products into consumable foods, the food science industry has lots to offer.
Outlined below is a sampling of careers the food science sector has to offer. The amount of training required is a general guide. More or less training could be necessary for a specific job.
If you're in high school and interested in a food science career requiring a four-year degree or additional education, it is recommended you take science and business courses in addition to the suggested college preparatory courses determined by the college of your choice. It is also beneficial to take career and technical education courses relating to agriculture, business, or health/nutrition sciences.
If a food science career requiring less training than a four-year college degree appeals to you, you're encouraged to participate in a career and technical education program relating to agriculture, business or heath/nutrition sciences.