Employment

Registered dietitians work in a wide variety of employment settings, including healthcare, business and industry, public health, education, research, and private practice.

Many work environments, particularly those in medical and healthcare settings, require that an individual be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

Career Paths for Registered Dietitians Nutritionists (RDN)

Visit the Miami University Career Center to discuss your options.

After completing the Combined Masters/Dietetic internship and passing the national registration examination for dietitians, below are some areas that you may choose to specialize in:

Clinical Nutrition

  • Hospitals
  • Health centers and clinics ∙ Home health providers
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Nursing homes
  • Residential care centers
  • Exercise and fitness centers

Community and Public Health Nutrition

  • Education
  • Program Planning ∙ Administration
  • Counseling
  • Consultation

Food Systems Management

  • Menu Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Purchasing
  • Food Preparation
  • Personnel Management
  • Public and home health agencies
  • Social service agencies
  • Community centers
  • Federal, state and local government
  • Daycare centers
  • Health and recreation clubs
  • Health maintenance organizations (HMOs)
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Cafeterias
  • Prisons
  • Camps
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels

Government

  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Nutrition Education and Teaching
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • NASA
  • US Public Health Service
  • US Department of Agriculture - WIC (Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children)
  • Veterans Administration Hospitals
  • Peace Corps

Business

  • Research
  • Product Development
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Consumer Food Science
  • Corporate Wellness 

Private Practice

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Weight loss clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Health clubs and spas
  • Restaurants
  • Catering services
  • Food manufacturers
  • Health-related magazines

Teaching

  • Food manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Weight loss programs
  • Restaurant and hotel chains
  • Colleges and universities
  • Community and technical schools
  • Nursing, medical and dental schools
  • Teaching hospitals
  • Medical centers
  • Government agencies
  • Food and pharmaceutical companies
  • Major universities