A recent discussion on SOR group at LinkedIn is an interesting follow up to some of the posts [1,2] I've put up on rheological backgrounds. Randy Byrne of Malvern Instruments asked which background was best for understanding rheological properties of all materials. My background in polymer physics has served me well in jobs in materials science, instrument sales, and the food industry.
Also, in this case, it is worthwhile to see what hiring managers want for rheological jobs . The top choices are Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Polymer Science/Engineering.
 Doc Rheo letter on studying food rheology
 Jobs Report review on degree backgrounds