Professionals in this field are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Heightened interest in health, wellness and disease prevention has created more career options for nutrition professionals. According to the American Dietetic Association, demand for nutrition counseling, treatment, and education is on the rise- a result of greater emphasis on diet and nutrition, as well as a growing population that is living longer.

Concentrations: Obesity and Nutritional Health, Nutrition Education, Nutrition and Fitness, and Business and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition

Job Titles

Acoustics specialistMeteorologist*
Astrophysicist*Nuclear physicist*
Biophysics technicianOptical engineer
Geophysicist*Physics professor (College)*
Intellectual property/patent attorney*Physics teacher
Inventor*Product development specialist
Laboratory technicianResearch physicist
Medical physicist*Science writer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
AgaMatrix Management Solutions
 Argos Information and Advisory Services Radiation Monitoring Devices
 Boston Collegiate Charter SchoolZS Associates

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Armed ServicesHigher Education
EnergyInstrumentation and Optics
EngineeringPrimary and Secondary Education
Government: local, state, federalScientific and Laboratory Research
Health CareTechnical Publishing

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Electrochemistry analytics intern
  • Imaging R&D Intern
  • Optics Technician
  • Research assistant: university or industry
  • Teaching assistant

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

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Careers in Tech Startups

Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations

IT & Engineering Careers in Healthcare

Using Your Science Degree in Business

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media page for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups