Finding employment for dietitians
Food and nutrition graduates may find work in a variety of areas and roles. You can search under different titles (search terms) including the following:
Nutritionist, Research Scientist, Food Microbiologist, Food Development Researcher, Sensory Evaluation Scientist, Food and Nutrition Policy Officer, Food Quality Assurance Officer/Manager, Food Product Marketing Officer/Manager and Sales, Product Buyer, Health Promotion Officer.
Some useful websites and job search strategies:
Food and Nutrition specific sites:
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
General employment sites:
Deakin University JOBSHOP
Department of Human Services
As well as the general employment sites there are some specialist recruitment firms which advertise vacancies and help people find work: Kelly Scientific, Chemskill, Sciencepeople.
Other job search strategies:
- newspapers: metropolitan and/or local
- cold calling: approaching employers to ask for opportunities
- networking: attending conferences and social events to meet prospective employers
- volunteer work: provides experience and contacts