Sahil Sharma

Ii want to do b.sc in food technology can u plz tell me its career options

Sir/mam I m sneha im a 12th pass out student im bipc so can I do b.sc in food tech. and can u tell me the salary of such jobs in a month

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RE: Ii want to do b.sc in food technology can u plz tell me its career options

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Firstly a very good career option.

Very rarely do students opt for a career in food technology.
As a food tech, you would be using knowledge related to chemistry, enginnering, biotechnology and nutrition to preserve food for a long time with its nutrient contents intact. Thus making seasonal food available throughout the year.
A lot of oppportunities awaits you both from national and international organizations.
As a food technologists some of the areas you could work includes:
Laboratory technician
Food Handler
Food processing operator
Food inspector
Toxicologists
Bacteriologists
Biochemists
organic Chemists
Research scientists
You could also work as a Food consultant with various food organizations and labs.
You could also seek opportunities with the government agency such as Food corporation of India, Indian railways and Indian Airways too.
Be well equipped with Analytical skills, good observations skills, problem solving ability, good communication skills and ability to work in a team.

All the best...

RE: Ii want to do b.sc in food technology can u plz tell me its career options

Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar
Verified Career Expert
Counselor / Subject Matter Expert in Microbiology
  • Meerut

Hello Sneha,

Let me first tell you about Food Science and Technology, then I will tell you about career options and salary in this profession. Food technology is the study of science related to processing of food stuffs. This processing involves the preservation of fruits, vegetables, juices and beverages, meat products, manufacturing of confectionery, snacks, and preserved food stuffs as well as packaging of these products for marketing.

Nature of Work:

Food technologists also known as Food Scientist are involved in food processing, preservation of fruits, vegetables, dairy products. The main jobs are as:



  • Research for devising for new and improved foods techniques


  • Guiding the processing, conservation and preservation of processed food for long time


  • Creating new food stuffs generated from animal and plant sources


  • Improving existing techniques for economizing the processing


  • Adding values, creating new tastes, for providing impetus to marketing to make the product successful


  • Evolving processes such as control of infestations of insects, fungi, bacteria and other pests


  • Examination of food stuffs for contamination, adulteration, food value, nutritional values by using biochemical, chemical and microbiological methods


  • developing new methods and processes for producing new taste of foods, without deterioration the quality and nutritional values of food


  • Use of processes such as blending and antioxidant etc to improve the shelf life of the food product




Unorganised Sector




The food technologist is also concerned with the taste, flavor, aroma and acceptability of the processed foods. They also study the change in structure of food molecules and particles using sophisticated instruments. They also study about the change in structure of carbohydrates, fat molecule and protein molecules. The effect of additives on the structure and composition of processed foods.





They also ensure proper storage of processed food with being any change. The food technologist also work in laboratories and food processing plants. Generally the food technologist work in a team work.





The salary of a Food technologist depends upon the academic qualifications and specialization in the subject. The person holding a bachelor degree in Food science and Technology normally gets an entry level salary of rs. 20,000 to 25,000 per month in private industry. The post graduate gets around Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 per month and the person holding a doctoral degree gets a salary of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000.





The salary in a multinational company is comparatively higher then national private companies. This is a ever growing field and have huge job opportunities in India and abroad.



Good Luck....

RE: Ii want to do b.sc in food technology can u plz tell me its career options

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