Career Outlook for Food Scientists and Technologists

Also known as:  Dairy Bacteriologist, Enologist, Food Preservation Scientist, Food Processing Scientist, Food Safety Scientist, Food Scientist, Food Technologist
The overall job outlook for Food Scientist or Technologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 45.35 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 7.56 percent per year. Demand for Food Scientists and Technologists is expected to go up, with an expected 5,120 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 6.11 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Food Scientists and Technologists in the following states
California 1,310
Minnesota 1,110
Wisconsin 600
Illinois 570
Texas 510
Ohio 500
New Jersey 410
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Food Scientists and Technologists
Puerto Rico 30
Vermont 40
South Dakota 50
South Carolina 60
North Dakota 60
Mississippi 80
Virginia 80