Home Economist

Minimum Post Graduate in Home Science

Not required

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 homemakers 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

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

Not applicable

Analytical mind

Attention to detail





Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent orator

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 maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34% during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The demand for Home Economists has greatly increased over the past few years due to increased awareness of the importance of staying healthy and avoiding high calorie unplanned diets leading to obesity, hypertension and other food related diseases. Diet masters play a vital role in developed countries and their importance is now also felt in India. The consumer market consists of a high percentage of homemakers. To tap this opportunity, companies are employing Home Economists to reach the intended target audience. Therefore, the career of a Home Economist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to flourish in the coming years.

Private consumer durable/non-durable manufacturing companies


Government welfare departments

Food manufacturing companies

Textile and clothing companies

Cities and towns across India