Many students who have a degree in Nutritional Science will choose on a career as a dietician or nutritionist and may work in a variety of settings, including health care or public health, education, business, industry, research, consulting or have their own private practice. Most positions require the applicant to have passed a national exam by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and be certified as a registered dietician.
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If you are not sure what you want to do with your degree, think about what you enjoy doing. Below is a listing of occupations for nutrition science majors that are grouped by the 6 Holland interest types:
Social Interests - I like to work with people or animals by helping, educating, informing, training, or healing.
Clinical Dietician Clinical Pharmacist Nutrition Specialist Community Dietician Diabetes Dietician
Dietician Teacher Extension Specialist
Health Educator Hospital Dietician
International Nutritionist Nursing Home Dietician
Medical Nutrition Therapist Nurse/patient educator
Nutrition Educator Pediatric dietitian
School Dietitian Sports Nutrition Specialist
Investigative Interests - I like to observe, learn, analyze, evaluate or solve problems.
Flavor Chemist Food Chemist
Food Scientist Food Technologist
Formulations Scientist Microbiologist
Nutrition Biochemist Nutrition Researcher
Pharmaceutical Researcher Sensory Scientist
Enterprising Interests - I like to work with people by influencing, managing or persuading.
Chief Dietician Corporate Wellness Center Manager Dietician Consultant Labeling and Regulatory Manager
Nutrition Policy Maker Nutritional Suppliment Sales
Public Health Policy Maker Public Relations Advisor
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Conventional Interests - I like to work with data or numbers, I have good attention to detail and like to follow a process through to completion.
Food Compliance Officer Food Industry Quality Control Officer Food product developer Food Safety Inspector
Food Technologist New Products and Package Specialist QA Specialist Regulatory Inspector
Artistic Interests - I like to use imagination or creativity and prefer unstructured work environments.
Chef Cookbook writer
Illustrator Newspaper Nutrition Writer
Realistic Interests - I like to work with objects, plants or animals or work outdoors. I may have athletic or mechanical skills.
Camp Cook Pet Nutritionist
Pet Gourmet Treat Sales Sports Nutritionist
With a Nutritional Sciences major, which is one of the many life sciences degrees at Texas A&M University, there are many other life sciences career options available to you. These opportunities depend on what level degree you have, namely a bachelors, graduate or professional school degree or certification.
Are you still exploring a broader range of career options? As a starting point, it may be useful to think about your interests in order to narrow down the many career choices.
This is an alphabetic listing of some of the many occupations all life sciences majors could have with a bachelor's degree or graduate degree or professional degree/certification. This list is not complete, and more occupations and descriptions are still being added.