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Home Economist

Aliases: Home Analyst

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Home Economist is expected to perform include:

  • Organizing and conducting consumer education service or research programme for equipment, food, textile or utility company, utilizing principles of home economics
  • Advising homemakers in selection and utilization of household equipment, food and clothing, etc. 
  • Intimating homemaker's needs to manufacturers of household products
  • Writing advertising copy and articles of interest to homemakers
  • Testing recipes, equipment and new household products
  • Conducting radio and television homemakers' programmes
  • Promoting work for business firms, newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations
  • Advising individuals and families on home management practices such as budget planning, meal preparation and energy conservation
  • Teaching improved homemaking practices to homemakers and youths through educational programmes, demonstrations, discussions and home visits
  • Engaging in research in government and private industry and colleges for exploring family relations or child development
  • Developing new products for use at home
  • Discovering facts on food nutrition and testing serviceability of new materials
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, graduate in home science

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of nutrition component of different food types
  • In-depth knowledge of nutrition requirements of different age groups
  • Knowledge of biochemistry or human physiology
  • In-depth knowledge of home economics
  • Knowledge of different types of products available in the market for home utilities
  • Ability to undertake research and surveys
  • Skilled in writing reports, articles and promotional materials
  • Ability to conduct seminars and group activities
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing degree in home science across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/ma-home-science.html

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Intern → Home Economist → Senior Home Economist → Head of the Department

The progression is indicative​
EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3
  • Private consumer durable/non-durable manufacturing companies
  • NGOs
  • Government welfare departments
  • Food manufacturing companies
  • Textile and clothing companies
KEYWORDS 

Home Economist

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152631.0300Home Economist
ISCO 20082631 Economists
NIC 200872200Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot available Not available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://employmentnews.gov.in/CAREER_OPPORTUNITIES_FIELDS_HOME_SCI.asp
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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