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30 EARLY FALL 2017 // STEMJOBS.COM HOT JOBS // DIETARY HERE'S TO YOUR HEALTH STEM JOBS BY SALARY DIETARY WANT TO EXPLORE MORE DIETARY CAREERS? GO TO ! Focusing on agricultural processing, you will examine safety, harvesting, processing, distribution, preservation, quality, and the connection between agriculture and public health. You might also investigate how to transition to more efficient agricultural processes to best serve the food consumption needs of the public. WILL I LIKE IT? You suggested starting a school garden to supplement student nutrition. EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in food science SCHOOLS THAT TRAIN: • Mississippi State University • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • Washington State University EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE: • Barilla • Keurig Green Mountain • Nestle Health Science $39,000 FOOD SCIENCE TECHNICIAN Both artistic and scientific, this career combines the creativity of being a chef with the demands of embodying an acute scientific approach to the food industry. As a research chef, you can be found fulfilling many duties, such as exploring culinary trends, meeting with consumers, developing recipes, and examining the direction of the food industry. WILL I LIKE IT? A chef's hat and a lab coat definitely go together. EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in food science SCHOOLS THAT TRAIN: • Clemson University • Michigan State University • University of Kentucky EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE: • ConAgra Foods • Little Caesars • Whole Foods Market $48,430 RESEARCH CHEF Working with dietitians and nutritionists, you will plan and prepare special-dietary-needs menus for patients in hospitals or residents in nursing homes. In the role of nutrition and dietetic technician, you will show patients how to improve their health and quality of life through making informed food choices that benefit their health. WILL I LIKE IT? You assessed the nutritional value of every meal served in the cafeteria. EDUCATION REQUIRED: Associate degree in dietetics SPONSORED BY: $42,000 NUTRITION AND DIETETIC TECHNICIAN * Schools are chosen from the STEM Jobs SM Approved list.

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