There are currently an estimated 153,700 food batchmakers in the United States. The food batchmaker job market is expected to grow by 1.8% between 2016 and 2026.
How employable are food batchmakers?
CareerExplorer rates food batchmakers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 11,100 food batchmakers. That number is based on 2,700 additional food batchmakers, and the retirement of 8,400 existing food batchmakers.
Are food batchmakers in demand?
Little or no growth is expected for the food batchmaker occupation for the foreseeable future. This is due largely to increased use of machines that mix and measure batches, increase productivity, and reduce the number of needed workers. Such changes throughout the food manufacturing industry suggest that the best prospects will belong to job seekers who possess or are able to develop technical skills and a comfort level in reading and understanding digital readouts and instructions. As the volume of international trade continues to grow, domestic food producers will increasingly market their goods abroad and may therefore need to hire some batchmakers. However, almost all openings in food production are projected to result from the need to replace retirees. On a positive note, food manufacturing is not as sensitive to economic conditions as many other industries. Even during periods of recession, the demand for food remains relatively stable and the demand for processed food may increase.
What’s the supply of food batchmakers?
The food batchmaker industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Wisconsin
Food Batchmaker job market by state
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