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Family and Consumer Scientists

Work Environment

Family and consumer scientists generally work in generally pleasant conditions regardless of their employer. Teachers often work extra hours assisting students and sponsoring home economics clubs, as well as teaching adult education classes, for which they are often paid extra. Extension workers, too, work long hours. Those in business and other areas generally work a 40-hour week. Family and consumer scientists who manage large facilities such as dining halls, school lunch programs, and hotel restaurants must be able to cope with the stress of overseeing a staff that prepares great amounts of food for large groups of people.

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