Career Options

With a master’s degree in nutrition and successful completion of your dietetic internship, you’ll be eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration national registration examination to receive your Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential. Then you can expect to pursue a career in a clinical environment such as medical and surgical services of hospitals, outpatient clinics, cardiac rehabilitation centers, and private practice. You might also work in the fitness/wellness or pharmaceutical industries, as a consultant to a professional sports team, corporation, or restaurant, or in the field of public health.

Below are examples of where our graduates have found employment:

Clinical Nutrition

  • Clinical Dietitian, Eating Disorders Program, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Dietitian, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Dietitian, Pediatrics Department, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Clinical Dietitian, Liver Transplant Team, Lahey Clinic, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Dietitian, Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Clinical Dietitian, High Risk Maternity, Calif. Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Clinical Dietitian, Territory Sales Manager, Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Boston, MA

Sports Nutrition

  • Sports Nutritionist, New England Patriots, Foxboro, MA
  • Sports Nutritionist, Boston Red Sox, Boston, MA

Nutrition and Health Communication

  • Food Editor, Cooking Light Magazine, Birmingham, AL
  • Nutrition Information Manager, USDA Research Center, Tufts U., Boston, MA
  • Manager of Public Relations, Lactaid Corporation, Pleasantville, NJ
  • Marketing Specialist, Mass. Dept. of Food and Agriculture, Boston, MA
  • Nutrition Correspondent, CNN, Atlanta, GA
  • Medical News Editor, Natl. Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
  • Editor, Johns Hopkins Texts, New York, NY
  • Writer, Good Housekeeping Magazine, New York, NY

Health Promotion/Policy and Program Planning

  • Nutritionist, Massachusetts Department of Education, Boston, MA
  • Nutritionist, Produce for Better Health Foundation, Wilmington, DE
  • Education Director, New England Dairy and Food Council, Boston, MA
  • Nutrition Consultant, Colorado Department of Health, Denver, CO
  • Senior Nutritionist, Weight Watchers International, Woodbury, NY
  • Chief, Maternal and Child Health, RI Dept. of Public Health, Providence, RI
  • Director of Nutrition, State of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas
  • Health Educator, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, D.C.


  • School Nutritionist, Lowell Schools, Lowell, MA
  • Nutrition Instructor, Newton Schools, Newton, MA
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University, Boston, MA


  • Coordinating Nutritionist, Clinical Research Center, Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Nutrient Data Analyst, Marriott Corporation, Washington, D.C.
  • Research Nutritionist, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
  • Study Coordinator, Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Research Project Manager, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY, NY