Should I Become A Flavorist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality


Flavorists Flavorists help create and alter flavors for a wide range of foods. Flavorists conduct lab experiments to analyze the chemical properties of ingredients and improve the taste of food products.

Bachelor's degree
Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in learning how to create new flavors?
Are you interested in a career that involves altering existing flavors?
Would you like to learn how to research the chemical properties of ingredients?
Do you have the communication skills needed to describe tastes and flavors?
Do you have the memory skills required to remember chemical properties?
Do you have the patience needed to handle time-consuming work?
Do you have a strong sense of smell and taste?
Do you want to find a career where you can combine your love of food and science?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Thinker

People with this personality likes to work with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking. They prefer work that requires them to solve problems mentally. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Working as a flavorist requires strong communication skills, as you will often need to explain tastes and flavors to others. Successful flavorists also have a good memory, due to the need to remember the chemical makeup of various ingredients. Patience is another essential personality trait, as lab work is often time-consuming and dull.

Pros and Cons


You Help Make Food Taste Better

Making food taste better is a rewarding experience, as you know that you are helping people get more enjoyment out of the food they eat.

Interesting Career

Explaining what you do provides a great icebreaker for conservations.

You Get to Taste Different Foods

The process of creating and altering flavors gives you the chance to try a wide range of foods.

You May Try Products Before the Public

If you work for a food manufacturer, you may get to test products before they reach the grocery store shelves.


Potential Risk of Exposure to Chemicals

Flavor chemists work with chemicals, which creates the potential for exposure to hazardous substances.

Complex Topics

Becoming a flavorist requires strong knowledge of chemistry, which can be a challenge for those that do not enjoy science.

Don’t know which career to pursue?

Take the career quiz to find careers that match your personality type.

Take The Career Quiz