Career Development

As a community committed to advancing the science of food, IFT is dedicated to providing the best learning and professional development opportunities to help you and your team succeed. Whether you're trying to find a new job, get a promotion, or excel in your new career, IFT has the learning opportunities and resources to help you achieve your professional development goals no matter what stage of you career.

New Report Now Available

Download the 2022 IFT Compensation and Career Path Report, free for IFT members and purchase for non-members.

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Find Your Next Position

Whether you’re looking to find a job or wanting to post a job, IFT’s Career Center is a great year-long resource to support you in your job search pursuits. IFT’s Career Center is also a recruiter's best friend. Source top food science talent by posting your position on IFT’s Career Center.

Get Connected

Get Connected

IFT offers its members a  global online community called IFT Connect. Here members can share solutions, network, and make new connections.

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IFT’s Product Development Bootcamp

This 10-module online course will strengthen your core skills to unleash your food and beverage product development potential.

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Who's a CFS?

Obtaining the Certified Food Scientist (CFS) credential is a demonstration and professional commitment to lifelong learning and excelling as a food professional. IFT is proud to share the current CFS recipient community.

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Stand Out: Gain More Experience

Push your career to the next level, invest in yourself, and feel fulfilled knowing you’re doing something that helps advance the profession.

Why Earn a CFS?

IFT CFS recipients share why they value their CFS distinction and how it has helped them in their careers. Learn More

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IFT thrives because of the input and thought leadership of its members. Consider getting involved to help shape programming, recognize leaders, or change the life of an aspiring food scientist.
Network: Connect with other professionals
There are many opportunities to connect with other professionals, such as:
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Connect with IFT members from across the globe to share knowledge, explore important topics, solve problems and help one another in the advancement of food science and technology.
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Network and connect with other science of food professionals in your area.
Learn: Develop Your Knowledge and Skills
IFT’s resources and learning opportunities can help you develop the skills you need to excel in your career
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IFT offers invaluable learning options to science of food professionals no matter where you are in your career. Explore IFT’s Marketplace to see upcoming and on-demand options.
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This new, customizable food traceability learning experience helps companies and their supply chains to evaluate the effectiveness of their existing traceability plans and/or create new ones.

Find your career pathThere are so many career options for science of food professionals. Explore and determine what career path is right for you.

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Find exciting opportunities in consumer research, teaching, regulatory affairs, basic research, and nutrition whether you choose to pursue work in industry, academia, or nonprofit and government institutions.
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Unlocking the Power of Artificial Intelligence in Food (AI) right arrow

Join IFT’s brand new virtual course, taking place over four sessions on Dec. 5, 7, 12, and 14.

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Explore how changes in the industry are impacting the current and future job market, including compensation and benefits. We also share some go-to tips to help you advance your career.
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