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
|Biophysics technician||Optical engineer|
|Geophysicist*||Physics professor (College)*|
|Intellectual property/patent attorney*||Physics teacher|
|Inventor*||Product development specialist|
|Laboratory technician||Research 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.
|Argos Information and Advisory Services||Radiation Monitoring Devices|
|Boston Collegiate Charter School||ZS Associates|
|Armed Services||Higher Education|
|Energy||Instrumentation and Optics|
|Engineering||Primary and Secondary Education|
|Government: local, state, federal||Scientific and Laboratory Research|
|Health Care||Technical Publishing|
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 NUcareers, , , or to search for openings.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Websites for Job Search
- American Association of Physics Teachers Career Center
- American Physical Society Career Center
- Physics Today Career Network
Campus Organizations & Activities
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