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Consumer Scientist

Home economists teach, inform and advise government, industry and the community in order to assist individuals to make better lifestyle choices.

Duties & Tasks
Home economists may perform the following tasks:
  • educate the community about aspects of everyday living, such as family, interpersonal relationships, food, nutrition and leading a balanced lifestyle
  • teach independent living skills to school students and disabled or disadvantaged people
  • assist people to take control of their health, develop healthy behaviours and make informed consumer decisions
  • design, evaluate and promote products, such as foods and household appliances, or services for everyday living
  • design and plan nutritious meals and assist people to prepare them.
  • Personal requirements
  • good human resource management skills
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • aptitude for analysis and problem-solving
  • aptitude for design and creativity
  • sensitivity when dealing with a wide range of people and issues.
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