Food Scientist

A food scientist studies, researches, creates or improves food and food processes to ensure the safety of the public.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

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.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

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

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.