Food Science

Food Science is about the science and technology involved in producing food.

Studying in this area involves learning about the chemical composition of various types of food and how raw materials are transformed into food.

This includes food harvesting, preparation, transportation, storage, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Food scientist
  • Kitchen manager
  • Chef
  • Beer brewer
  • Baker
  • Viticulturist
  • Health promotion advisor
  • Food safety consultant
  • Research scientist
  • Research assistant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Science teacher
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

173% of national
median earnings


Employment

59%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
34%
Further study
6%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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