Finding employment for dietitians

Jobs for Dietitians are not limited to the ‘Dietitian’ title only.  You can search under different titles (search terms):
Nutritionist, Nutrition Scientist, Research Nutritionist, Research Dietitian, Research Assistant, Nutrition Consultant/Advisor, Public Health Nutritionist, Nutrition Coordinator, Project or Program Officer, Project Manager, Health Officer, Health Promotion Officer, Nutritional Consultant, Quality and Nutrition Coordinator, Marketing Officer.


National organisations:
The Dietitians Association of Australia - has employment areas including a ‘positions vacant’ section and a locum list however membership of DAA is required in order to access this information.
Sports Dietitians of Australia
The Nutrition Society of Australia
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology- (membership required)
Department of Health and Ageing

State organisations:

Deakin University Jobshop

Recruitment agencies:
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, seminars and social events to meet prospective employers.  Tap into the networks of other people (especially your supervisors).  Make use of electronic networking tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • volunteer work: provides experience and contacts

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