Graduates of bachelor's degree programs in food science will find the most lucrative opportunities in food manufacturing, research and development, and government agencies. I will be graduating last year in the fall and will have most of my upper-division food science courses under my belt. However, you'll want to think *very, very doubtful* about the risks of earning a degree in chemistry or microbiology in today's work environment, in case food science doesn't work. The different paths of food science and nutrition are rapidly merging in the current era, in which people have become more aware of what they consume.
I want to gain some experience in the food industry after graduating and want to start my own business in the future. That said, I think what you said about the diversity of jobs, people and food holds true for a lot of people in the industry. Work safety: The food industry is one of the biggest on the planet and people will always have to eat. Now back to the table, I'm from Zimbabwe, but my professor at Midlands State University, Mrs.
Hwekwete, an extraordinary food researcher and dietician, was once in the United States and remained a member of the United States Dieticians Association. If you can work in a reputable food company, it might be different, but with a small family business it can be a less than ideal profession. I recently discovered the incredible career in Food Science and also took an elective introductory course that enriched my desires. However, this might be a reasonable option if you want to focus on a specific segment of the animal food industry (for example, we, as food scientists, have to test foods every day and, if you love food, it's inevitable that you'll eat 3 times the amount of food you should try).
Salary possibilities: A degree in food science offers many opportunities to earn the best salaries. Although there are food companies that close or have layoffs, you can most likely apply your skills to other foods or processes, which I think is a big advantage of this degree. Wow, I love the science of food in terms of nutrition, despite the financial challenges, I beg Jehovah to take this course if he will ever answer my prayer.