A food scientist studies, researches, creates or improves food and food processes to ensure the safety of the public.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Additional degrees may be required for advanced positions.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a food scientist was $70,260, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Food Scientist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Institute of Food Technologists
- The International Union of Food Science and Technology
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn why Dr. Cory Bryant of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) chose to become a food scientist and what he does every day.