Hospitals/Medical centers
Long term care
Home health
Private practice
Outpatient counseling

Clinical dietitians are a vital part of the medical teams in hospitals, nursing homes, homehealth agencies, health maintenance organizations, and other healthcare facilities. They provide medical nutrition therapy to help speedpatients' recovery and lay the groundwork for long-term health. Somedietitians choose a particular area of practice such as diabetes,pediatrics, or nutrition support.


Child/elderly feeding programs
State and county health departments
International nutrition
WIC - Women, Children, Infants
Hunger advocacy

Community dietitians work in public and home health agencies, and in government-fundedprograms that feed and counsel families, the elderly, pregnant women,children and disabled individuals. Wherever proper nutrition can helpimprove quality of life, they reach out to the public to teach, monitorand advise.


School foodservice
University dining
Long term care
Hospital administration
Corporate management

Management dietitians work in healthcare institutions, schools, universities, and industry.They are responsible for personnel management, menu planning,budgeting, and purchasing. Management dietitians increasingly play akey role wherever food is served.

Business And Industry

Sports nutrition

Business dietitians work in food and nutrition related industries. They work in productdevelopment, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations,purchasing, and in many other capacities that enable companies tosatisfy consumers' growing interest in nutrition.


Educator dietitians work in colleges, universities, and community or technical schools,teaching future doctors, nurses, dietitians, and dietetic techniciansthe sophisticated science of foods, nutrition, and dietetics.


Research dietitians work in government agencies, food and pharmaceutical companies, and inmajor universities and medical centers. They conduct or directexperiments to answer critical nutrition questions, and make dietaryrecommendations for the public.


Consultants work full or part-time as management, clinical, or communitydietitians, usually under contract with a healthcare facility or intheir own private practice. They perform nutrition screening,assessment, and counseling. They consult regarding disease management,weight loss, sports nutrition, wellness, and foodservice management.

NOTE: When your are interviewing for a position, remember to thoroughly research the organization your are interviewing with. Companies in our industry now use a multitude of methods for interviewing including phone screens, video job interviewslive video interviews (like a video conference), remote video interviewing, behavioral assessments, committee interviews, and other formats. Make sure to do your research!