If you enjoy the process of making food and delivering it to the public safely, food science may be for you!
Food science discussion guide
Teachers, this discussion guide will help you talk with your students about careers in Food science.
Jobs in food science are expected to grow by 10% by 2020. Food scientists are leaders in food production and processing, quality assurance and control, technical representation in the sale and marketing of foods, food product development, food science research, and regulation and enforcement of food laws.
Those who work in Food Science careers may enjoy developing and/or improving food products, improving consumer food products on the grocery shelves, and discovering new food sources and preservation methods to feed the world. The need for trained food scientists has grown steadily in pace with consumer demands for convenient, safe and nutritious food and beverages. Check out the resources below to learn more.
Careers in Food science
- Flavor Chemist
- Food Biotechnologist
- Food Chemist
- Food Engineer
- Food Ingredient Sales
- Food Inspector
- Food Microbiologist
- Food Product Developer
- Food Safety Inspector
- Food Toxicologist
- Laboratory Director
- Market Researcher
- Meat Scientist
- Natural Products Researcher
- Packaging Specialist
- Public Health Official
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Sensory Evaluation Expert
- Sensory Scientist
- Technical Sales Representative
Nonprofits and Government Agencies
- Ohio Soybean Council
- The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- US Food and Drug Administration
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Food science resources at GNG
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Food science and high-oleic oil
What is vegetable oil and what is its chemical structure? How is the chemical structure of oil related to its functionality? Compare saturated and unsaturated fatty acids’ structure and use. Learn about a new, healthier type of cooking oil made from high-oleic soybeans.
Food science and technology
How does food science play a role in food production? People with careers in food science and technology work to provide nutritious food for an ever-growing population. Students will identify parts of the nutrition label and the nutritional content and health benefits of food products. They will also learn about different college and career opportunities in the Food Science and Technology industry.