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CAREER RESEARCH – PLAN B

Food Technologist
-Maserati Lam

JOB OVERVIEW
a person who make sure food products are
produced safely, legally and are of the quality
claimed
 can be involved in developing the manufacturing
processes and recipes of food and drink
products
 may work on existing and newly discovered
ingredients to invent new recipes and concepts.
 Some involved in conducting experiments and
producing sample products, as well as designing
the processes and machinery for making
products with a consistent flavour, colour and
texture in large quantities.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Factories
 Office
 Laboratory
 Kitchen
 Food manufacturing organizations

Working hours in the retail and public sector are typically
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, possibly with some extra
hours.
However, shift work is usual in the private sector (for
example in factories) up until management level.

SALARY & FUTURE OUTLOOK

Starting salaries for food technologists are in the region
of £20,000 to £26,000.
With experience, salaries of £30,000 to £45,000 can be
reached. At a senior management level, technologists may
earn up to £65,000.
The salary level of food technologist can vary, depending
on factors such as:

=>Their level of education
=>Their level of experience and aptitude
=>The size and type of their employer
=>The specific responsibilities of their job

can be expected that there will be a continuing growth in the demand
of food technologist.
As the Public started to become aware of the eating habits affect
people’s health and safety.

EDUCATION PATHWAY – PART A

Bachelor’s degree in:

Dietetics
 Food and Nutrition
 Food service systems management
 a related field
 If I want to become a nutritionist in Canada..
=> A university program that has been accredited by Dietitians

of Canada (DC) is highly recommended.

EDUCATION PATHWAY – PART B

EDUCATION PATHWAY – PATH C
Cost of Program:
 UBC (Vancouver campus):
=> $30000~$35000

Okanagan College

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=> no relative courses for food and nutrition
 Length of Program: 5 years

EDUCATION PATHWAY – PART D
Pre-Requisites of Program







English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12
One of Biology 12, Chemistry 12, Geology 12, or Physics 12
One other approved Grade 12 course
English 11 plus a language 11*
Mathematics 11 [2]
Two of Biology 11, Chemistry 11, or Physics 11
An approved Social Studies course
* (P.S. If you entered the BC school system after Grade 9, you
may be eligible for exemption from the Grade 11 Language
course requirement. To apply for exemption, UBC needs a written
statement from the school principal or counselor indicating your
date and grade of entry into the BC school system and UBC
reference number. Statements must be emailed to
language11.waiver@ubc.ca by February 4, 2014.)

WHY AM I INTERESTED IN THIS CAREER?

I have been thinking of this career since last year, I’m
kind of interested in the food processing and safety, as
food is one of the most important thing that we’ll come
across every single day. As the public started to beware of
the importance of food safety, there is a significant
growth in food, nutrition and health sector. It would
definitely be a really great pleasure for me if I can learn
about how the food factories work and how they process
food, and to be a part of it. Food technologist is my plan B
because it is also related to food and nutrition studies, It
will be better to have a plan B, just in case if I’m not able
to become a registered dietitian.