Assessment result details

Food Production

People with these jobs research raw ingredients, develop recipes, ensure food safety, and manufacture food and beverages.

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.
Annual Wage
$71,905.49
Top Entry-level Education
a Bachelor's degree
65.22%
a Master's or Professional degree
8.70%
a Doctoral degree or more
26.08%

Food Science Technicians

Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
Annual Wage
$43,974.03
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
34.93%
a certificate
13.42%
some college
7.15%
an Associate degree
13.28%
a Bachelor's degree
17.31%
a Master's or Professional degree
13.91%

Chemical Technicians

Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.
Annual Wage
$47,174.40
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
21.61%
a certificate
0.59%
some college
2.41%
an Associate degree
49.62%
a Bachelor's degree
25.77%

Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
Annual Wage
$41,371.20
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
63.17%
some college
12.48%
an Associate degree
12.23%
a Bachelor's degree
10.33%
a Master's or Professional degree
1.79%

Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
Annual Wage
$27,244.78
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
90.49%
a certificate
4.65%
an Associate degree
4.86%

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.
Annual Wage
$31,473.27
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
90.29%
a certificate
2.44%
some college
7.27%

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers

Use hand or hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and seafood.
Annual Wage
$29,444.57
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
98.70%
a Doctoral degree or more
1.30%

Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Work in slaughtering, meat packing, or wholesale establishments performing precision functions involving the preparation of meat. Work may include specialized slaughtering tasks, cutting standard or premium cuts of meat for marketing, making sausage, or wrapping meats.
Annual Wage
$29,109.69
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
89.43%
some college
10.57%

Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend food or tobacco roasting, baking, or drying equipment, including hearth ovens, kiln driers, roasters, char kilns, and vacuum drying equipment.
Annual Wage
$32,780.80
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
83.54%
a certificate
5.65%
some college
10.81%

Food Batchmakers

Set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
Annual Wage
$29,832.27
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
97.89%
some college
2.11%

Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend cooking equipment, such as steam cooking vats, deep fry cookers, pressure cookers, kettles, and boilers, to prepare food products.
Annual Wage
$32,843.20
Top Entry-level Education
a high school diploma or less
72.95%
a certificate
6.82%
some college
20.23%