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Careers for Nutrition MS Program Graduates

Common job titles

  • Health educator and community health worker
  • Registered nurse
  • Rehabilitation counselor

Job outlook data

Dietitians and nutritionists held around 67,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024.

In recent years, interest in the role of food and nutrition in promoting health and wellness has increased, particularly as part of preventative healthcare in medical settings. Rising obesity, diabetes and other disease rates can be countered by healthy food choices with the help of a nutritionist. As the baby boom generation grows older and looks for ways to stay healthy, there will also be more demand for dietetic services.

Where can I work with this major?

Employers of Nutrition degree holders include:

  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • Nursing and residential care facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Accommodation and food services


» Get information about Adelphi’s Nutrition MS Degree Program

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dietitians and Nutritionists.

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