Dietitians are employed in hospitals, wellness clinics, public health departments, private health-related agencies and in consulting positions with pharmaceutical and food companies.
Students earning a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics can choose from the following career paths:
- Registered Dietitian (RD) [after completion of an accredited, post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship] can work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, food service companies, long term care facilities, research, consulting, private practice, pharmaceutical companies or teaching or in nutritionist positions.
- Nutritionist, someone who has the baccalaureate degree in nutrition without the RD, can work in wellness centers, public health departments, athletic clubs, state extension agencies, school feeding programs, community based feeding programs, or child care programs.
- Both RDs and nutritionist can work in sales, such as nutraceuticals (medical nutrition products), for food companies or medical equipment sales