Career Opportunities with a Major in Nutrition
Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations.
Nutritionists provide guidance for individuals and groups on proper nutritional practices that benefit health and help prevent disease. Nutritionists advise people on proper nutrition and how essential it is to the health of the human body. The need for nutritionists is fair but with more education the potential jobs increase. Nutritionists work in hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care centers, clinics, health clubs, weight-loss organizations, and sport training camps. There are many entrepreneurial opportunities with this degree as well. Registered dietitians are nutritionsists who have met specific coursework requirements and a supervised practice experience. Registered dietitian status increases job opportunities.
SKILLS RELATED TO NUTRITION
Good communication skills
A desire to help people
Interest in food science
Belief in the value of proper nutrition
Positive attitude about physical fitness and wellness
Planning, instructing, and record keeping skills
Organizational and management skills
The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Nutrition major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Nutrition majors may consider.
Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.
|Biomedical Scientist||Restaurant Manager||Caterer|
|Quality Assurance Specialist||Food Scientist||Food Inspector|
|Food Technologist||Food Plant Manager||Food Service Manager|
|Sports Nutritionist||Health and Fitness Educator||Cooperative Extension Specialist|
WEB SITES RELATED TO NUTRITION
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS FIELD
American Dietetic Association
The Commission on Dietitian Registration
National Association of Nutrition Professionals
American Nutrition Association
The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.