Dietetics majors are prepared for careers as health-care professionals who plan and provide nutritional care in hospitals, nursing homes, community clinics, and other institutions. Graduates also may work as educators or consultants in corporate wellness programs, sports nutrition, news media, health clubs and spas, health-care organizations, community agencies, food- and nutrition-related businesses, and private practice. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees and/or research in nutrition, medicine, or related health-care fields.
Recent graduates have been hired as dietitians, consultants, or supervisors of food service by hospitals, wellness centers, and food service operations. Others work in research or development for the pharmaceutical or food industries or government agencies. Some dietitians are self-employed as nutritional consultants.