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Food Buyer

Are you able to discern subtle differences in taste and texture? Are you interested in searching the world for fine flavors? Would you enjoy tasting different foods and beverages on a daily basis? If so, perhaps being a food buyer is right for you.

The job description for a food buyer is pretty straightforward -- identify and evaluate foods for purchase. Whether this is a good job depends a lot on the employer. Being a food buyer for a relish company, for example, is only good if you happen to love relish.

Food buyers usually have culinary backgrounds, though many enter the field with marketing or business training. The average salary for food buyers is about $36,000 annually, but this varies quite a bit depending on your qualifications and the company you're working for [source: BLS].