As a nutrition graduate you are nothing less than a superhero. No, we aren’t exaggerating even a bit. Your job as a nutritionist helps saving people just like doctors do. Monitoring a patient’s diet is a very crucial job especially when you are handling something like food poisoning, food allergies, and patients of cancer or burns.
Here are four ideal jobs for a nutrition graduate:
1. Clinical dietitian
As a clinical dietitian you have to work in a hospital setting. You have a regular work week of monday to friday. Your role is to monitor diets of patients and change it according to their conditions. You also have to create formulas for patients who can’t eat. After a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, you have to get the registered nutritionist license to work in hospitals. Average salary is $57,910 annually.
2. Personal nutritionist
A personal nutritionist is kind of a glamorous job where you work with celebrities or sportsperson. You don’t have a full-time job and can work remotely as well. Your job is optimize their meal plans and also sometimes cook for them, if you are skilled in doing that. Again, it is a very prestigious job and you get paid over $65,000 annually.
3. Sports or fitness nutritionist
As a sports or fitness nutritionist, you are often hired by sports teams or fitness centres to monitor diets of the sportsperson or the people to come at the fitness centre. You yourself need to be very fit and enthusiastic about fitness and sports. For becoming a sports or fitness nutritionist you will have to get a bachelor’s degree in sports nutrition. You can also get the chance of working with nutraceutical companies, which is a great addition to your resume. After a few years in the industry, you can start your own fitness or nutrition centre. Starting salary is around $53,000 in the US.