According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, careers in the nutrition field are expected to grow 14% between 2016 and 2026, a growth rate that is faster than average for all occupations.
This increased demand for nutritionists and dietitians is supported by a growing interest in diet and nutrition and an aging population. The Handbook notes that “the role of food in preventing and treating illnesses, such as diabetes, is now well known. More dietitians and nutritionists will be needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and to advise people who want to improve their overall health.”1
The expertise and knowledge you will gain through UNE's nutrition program will prepare you to be employable in a variety of sectors, including business and manufacturing, government, higher education, non-profit, and community organizations.
With a background in nutrition, you could pursue a career as a nutrition educator, nutrition and fitness counselor, food systems and nutrition policy analyst, allied health professional, or program manager, employable nationally and internationally.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dietitians and Nutritionists.