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Job Ideas for Non-RDs

Job Ideas for Non-RDs or those who have completed their didactic training in nutrition but who do not have an RD certificate.

Although most positions in the health and wellness fields require the RD credential, there are opportunities for students who earn their Bachelors degree, but do not complete the RD requirements. Positions include Diet Clerk or Assistant, Food service Supervisor or Manager, Community Nutritionist, jobs in the Hospitality Industry, and Sales and Marketing in the health, pharmaceutical and food industry. We welcome your ideas for other non-RD jobs. Contact usĀ here.

  • Caterer
  • Copy Editor for Scientific Journals
  • Dietary Supervisor
  • Food Scientist
  • Food Service Administrator
  • Food Service Manager
  • General nutrition counselor (counseling normal and good nutrition, but not modified diets)
  • Health Food Store Management
  • Health Inspector
  • Health Speaker
  • Internet – Contributor or employee for nutrition or health-related internet company
  • Nutrition Assistant in Research
  • Nutrition writer for health newsletter, magazine, or other media
  • Nutrition writer for Internet, including nutrition articles, “ask a nutritionist”, message board moderator
  • Personal nutrition coach
  • Quality Control Supervisor at a Food Processing Plant
  • Registered Diet Technician (with certificate) or Nutrition Assistant in hospital, clinic, or other health care setting
  • Research Assistant for a nutrition-related study
  • Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant consultant (labeling, menu development)
  • Sales Representative for medical, aesthetic, or pharmaceutical company
  • WIC Nutritionist (many positions don’t require an RD)

Sarah Koszyk is founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and blog focusing on recipes, family health tips, and videos with kids cooking in the kitchen. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach specializing in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or LinkedIn.

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