What are some examples of jobs for non-Registered Dietitian Nutritionists?

There are a variety of employment options; however, some may require additional training or education. Some examples include:


Writer (medical/technical)
Health speaker
Author (magazines, books, cookbooks)
Food critic

Hospital Setting

Diet technician
Nutrition assistant
Dietary aide


Nutrition educator
Community nutritionist (Women, Infants, and Children [WIC] nutritionist, for example)
Wellness/health coach


Government-based programs (Cooperative Extension, WIC, others)
Grant-funded programs
Corporate wellness

Food Service Management

Food service manager/assistant manager (hospitals, assisted living centers, schools, restaurants, hotels)
Restaurant consultant
Quality control
Health inspector
USDA inspector
FDA inspector

Sales Representative

Food company
Medical supplies/devices
Pharmaceutical company
Nutritional supplement sales

Education (may need additional education or credentials in order to teach)

Research assistant
Grant writer


Taste tester
Food stylist
Food technologist/scientist
Research chef
Marketing specialist (developing and introducing new foods)

Government Positions

Health and Human Services (many government positions)

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