Order up a career that’s focused on what we eat and how we can use our food supply to improve the human health and the health of our planet.
- Food Marketer: Research consumer demand and consumption patterns. You’ll work with food manufacturers to develop new foods or change existing food products, as well as determine price and promotion details.
- Food Sales Representative: Act as the face for a manufacturer’s food products. You’ll contact new clients, maintain client relationships, consult on new products, and help set prices.
- Peace Corps or Americorps Specialist: Work as an agriculture and health specialist to promote and enhance food security around the world by improving nutrition outcomes for mothers and children, increasing resilience to climate-related shocks, and reducing poverty.
- Organic Certification Specialist: Promote organic production through certification, education, and outreach programs. You’ll review applications and inspection reports, and ensure that organic operations meet quality and compliance standards.
- Community Engagement Coordinator: Promote products and services to the community to increase awareness. You may create written communications, organize events, recruit volunteers, arrange speakers, and manage a budget.
- Non-Profit Manager: Manage finances and personnel on behalf of a tax-exempt food organization. You’ll engage in fundraising and supervise volunteers, as well as report to a board of directors.
- Food Lobbyist: Educate lawmakers about how proposed legislation will affect the food industry. You’ll ask lawmakers to sponsor, change, or vote in favor of a bill.
- Food Assistance Program Manager: Safeguard the health and wellbeing of low income individuals and families by overseeing a food assistance program. You’ll develop policies, manage activities, and track program performance.
- Cooperative Extension Specialist: Deliver nutrition and food safety concepts to community members to improve health and safety. You’ll teach community education classes, provide training programs, and provide reports on the effectiveness of programs.
- Food Journalist: Taste, analyze, and investigate a wide variety of food, and share your knowledge and experiences with people who read your stories and watch or listen to your programs.
- Food Policy Consultant: Consult with public and private organizations to promote healthy nutrition and increased access to nutritious foods. You may assist with strategic planning, policy design, community food assessments, and training.
- Food Entrepreneur: Turn your passion for food into a career by developing new products, technology, and processes. You’ll combine your knowledge of food safety, science, and business to launch your product.
You may choose to deepen your understanding and broaden your career options through graduate school.