Learn about the types of people who become food safety and quality technicians. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2023
100% of food safety and quality technicians work in full-time roles while 0% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a food safety and quality technician. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming food safety and quality technicians at a ratio of 1.32 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
69% of food safety and quality technicians are female and 31% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a food safety and quality technician and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a food safety and quality technician and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a food safety and quality technician than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.
Ethnic Mix, 2019
The largest ethnic group of food safety and quality technicians are White, making up 46% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and East Asian, making up 16% and 13% respectively.