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Family and Consumer Scientists
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts faster than average employment growth for postsecondary teachers, and average employment growth for elementary and middle school teachers and food scientists through 2022. The demand for family and consumer scientists will be highest for specialists in marketing, merchandising, family and consumer resource management, food service and institutional management, food science and human nutrition, environment and shelter, and textiles and clothing. Also, with the elderly population growing, family and consumer scientists will be actively involved in social services, gerontology, home health care, adult day services, and other programs that improve the quality of life for older people.