Nutrition

Career Opportunities

Food is a multibillion dollar annual industry; half of all meals are eaten outside the home, and 30 percent of all new food products are designed to meet nutritional goals. Career opportunities in food-related professions are expanding rapidly. Employers increasingly seek university graduates with educational experience in liberal arts, food, nutrition, and management.

You can use your education in education in Nutrition and Dietetics as a step to becoming a:

  • Nutritionist or dietitian
  • Food or restaurant manager
  • Food and health reporter
  • Editor, advertising or marketing specialist
  • Catering manager
  • Consultant
  • Teacher or professor

You will find these kinds of positions and many more in a great variety of institutional, corporate, academic, or other professional settings.

If you complete your studies in Global Public Health/Nutrition & Dietetics, you can also use your education as a step to becoming a public health nutritionist or other public health professional and focus on developing policies and programs that:

  • Prevent disease
  • Promote health in neighborhoods, schools, communities, and in government
  • Examine how to deliver services
  • Improve environments
  • Equip people with information to protect their own health

Registered Dietitians hold jobs as:

  • Clinical dietitians or managers of nutrition programs in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health professions schools, and other health care settings.
  • Nutrition educators in health care, community, corporate, elementary and secondary schools, or academic agencies and institutions.
  • Members of clinical specialty teams in pediatrics, surgery, cardiovascular, renal, and other medical care services.
  • Counselors of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
  • Private nutrition consultants to the public, government and private agencies, and the food industry.
  • Public relations, media, and product development executives, staff, and consultants in private and public agencies, institutions, and media outlets.