There are currently an estimated 17,000 food science technologists in the United States. The food science technologist job market is expected to grow by 5.9% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are food science technologists?

CareerExplorer rates food science technologists 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 8,300 food science technologists. That number is based on 1,000 additional food science technologists, and the retirement of 7,300 existing food science technologists.

What’s the supply of food science technologists?

The food science technologist industry is concentrated in California, New Jersey, Texas

Food Science Technologist job market by state

State Name Employed Food Science Technologists
California 2,560
New Jersey 1,080
Texas 780
Georgia 750
Wisconsin 660
Ohio 630
New York 520
Minnesota 510
Maryland 450
Illinois 420
Nebraska 380
Massachusetts 360
Pennsylvania 350
Iowa 340
Kansas 290
Florida 240
Oregon 240
Missouri 210
North Carolina 170
Idaho 170
Tennessee 120
Colorado 120
Arkansas 120
Utah 110
Kentucky 90
New Mexico 90
Virginia 90
Washington 80
Vermont 80
South Dakota 80
Oklahoma 70
District of Columbia 60
South Carolina 50
Puerto Rico 40
Mississippi 40
North Dakota 40
Rhode Island 40
Alabama 40
Arizona 30
Connecticut 30