We surveyed 329 food safety and quality technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical food safety and quality technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a food safety and quality technician?

Low

High

Working as a food safety and quality technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a food safety and quality technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a food safety and quality technician typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a food safety and quality technician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a food safety and quality technician.

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Do food safety and quality technicians work full-time or part-time?

100% of food safety and quality technicians work in full-time roles while 0% work part-time.

Is being a food safety and quality technician stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst food safety and quality technicians, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a food safety and quality technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a food safety and quality technician.

How competitive is the workplace for food safety and quality technicians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for food safety and quality technicians.

Does being a food safety and quality technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for food safety and quality technicians.

Are food safety and quality technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Food safety and quality technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do food safety and quality technicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Food safety and quality technicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a food safety and quality technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a food safety and quality technician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are food safety and quality technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Food safety and quality technicians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a food safety and quality technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a food safety and quality technician.

Does being a good food safety and quality technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a food safety and quality technician.