The Department of Nutrition

School of Health and Human Sciences

Here are just a few of the many career opportunities available to graduates of a degree program in our department. Additional educational preparation may be required for some careers:

Career Ideas:

  • Clinical Dietitian
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Community/Consulting Dietitian
  • County Supervisor of Congregate Meal Sites
  • Dietary Interviewers (National Surveys)
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Editor (book/magazine)
  • Extension Nutrition Specialist
  • Food and Beverage Director
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Food Production Manager
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Service Manager
  • Food Technologist
  • Hospital Food Service Manager
  • Merchandising Supervisor
  • Medical Technologies
  • Nutrition Educators/Community Nutritionist
  • Nutritional Scientist
  • Nutritionist
  • Physician/Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Service Officer
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Research Technician
  • Restaurant Manager
  • School Foodservice Regional Manager
  • Teacher (HS/College)
  • Weight Reduction Specialist

Typical Work Settings:

  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Business (Marketing and Development Depts.)
  • Catering Companies
  • Consumer Organizations
  • Cooperative Extension System
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Processing Firms
  • Health Agencies (Federal/State)
  • Health Dept. (County/State)
  • Home Health Care Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Kidney Dialysis Centers
  • Laboratories at Universities
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Marketing Research Firms
  • Medical Schools
  • Military
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Private Practice
  • Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Sports Programs
  • Wellness Centers