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Career Opportunities

WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS IN THIS FIELD?

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What are other jobs related to or made possible by experience or training in this field? What is the potential for advancement in this career?

People with training in Nutrition and Dietetics find work in hospitals/nursing homes, other health related facilities, school and college food services, the food industry, restaurants, public health agencies, nutrition program, WIC programs, Meals on Wheels, health clubs, weight management clinics, community wellness centers, food companies, contract food management companies, and food distribution companies…to name a few.

A majority of these career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

 

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What can I do after I graduate?

Students with an associate degree can pursue careers in various health and food service facilities. After successful completion of the degree program, students will be better prepared for the Didactic Program in Dietetics to become a registered dietitian or registered diet technician. Please refer to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' (formerly American Dietetic Association) website (www.eatright.org) for a list of accredited programs.

 

Salary Potential for a Registered Dietitian:

For information about the salary potential, please visit http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Registered_Dietitian/Salary  

For information about the salary potential in the Greater Sacramento Area:

http://www1.salary.com/CA/Sacramento/dietitian-salary.html 

Learn about the salary potential of other health fields:

http://salarysurfer.cccco.edu/Salaries.aspx