Careers

Career Opportunities

Registered Dietitians have many career options:

  • Clinical Dietetics: hospital inpatient and acute care
    • Nutrition Support
    • Intensive Care
    • Pediatrics and Neonatology
    • Diabetes
    • Cardiology
    • General Medicine
    • Oncology
    • Renal
    • Surgery
  • Obesity/Weight Management
  • Consulting to Health Care Facilities
  • Government Agencies and Programs
    • Head Start
    • School Food Service
    • Coordinated School Health
    • WIC
  • Food and Nutrition in Industry
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Nutrition Education and Research
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Companies
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Wellness
  • Long-term Care

For those students who choose not to pursue a dietetic internship following completion of the DPD program, several career options exist:

  • Dietetic Technician, Registered: Students will be eligible to take the DTR exam following completion of the undergraduate program.
  • WIC Nutrition Educator
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Agricultural Extension Service
  • Medical-Nutrition Sales
  • Food Service Director

Refer to the Registered Dietitian Information Sheet for more information about career opportunities in dietetics.