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Job Opportunities

The scope of practice of dietetics is broad enabling program graduates to pursue careers in many areas. Registered Dietitians are employed in:

  • Hospitals, outpatient centers, home care agencies, long-term care facilities and other health care institutions providing medical nutrition therapy and education, and/or managing food service systems.
  • Sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs providing nutrition education and counseling.
  • Food and nutrition-related businesses and industries working in consumer affairs or product development.
  • Private practice providing services to food service companies, counseling individual clients, and/or consulting to a broad array of institutions and businesses.
  • Community and public health settings advising the public on ways to develop healthy eating habits.
  • Sales positions in health related businesses such as pharmaceutical companies and medical supply companies.
  • Universities, medical centers, or pharmaceutical companies teaching or participating in research.

Sample of positions held by Dietetic Internship graduates from the University of Connecticut:

  • Clinical Dietitian, St Raphael's Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Martinsville Memorial Hospital (Virginia)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Roosevelt Hospital (New York)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Boston Medical Center (Massachusetts)
  • Sales Associate, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Rhode Island)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Yale-New Haven Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Boston Area Reserve Dietitian - Sodexho (Massachusetts)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Hartford Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Diabetes Nutritionist, Norton Sound Health Corporation (Alaska)
  • Community Nutritionist, Cranston Child Development Center (Rhode Island)
  • Outpatient Dietitian, Waterbury Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Samaritan Hospital (New York)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Life Care Center of Attleboro (Massachusetts)
  • Nutrition Education Specialist, New England Dairy Council (Rhode Island)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Greenwich Hospital (Connecticut)
  • Lead Dietitian, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital (Massachusetts)
  • Clinical Dietitian, Genesis Health Care (Connecticut)
  • Health Educator, Andrews Air Force Base Health & Wellness Center (Maryland)


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