Standard Occupational Classification

NOTE:

The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.

19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists

Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.

Illustrative examples: Food Safety Scientist, Enologist, Dairy Bacteriologist

Broad Occupation: 19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists
Minor Group: 19-1000 Life Scientists
Major Group: 19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010

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