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.
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.