Are you interested in becoming a food technologist? This profession requires a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. Employers typically look for candidates with knowledge of food technology, collaboration, sampling, food science, labeling, product development, and nutrition. Having a good understanding of chemistry, engineering, and microbiology is essential for success in this field. Many employers offer training programs for graduates with degrees in related scientific disciplines such as microbiology or biotechnology.
Smaller employers may not have formal training plans, but they will provide on-the-job training.