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School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Careers

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
Food Appointments
Techstaff
Shamrock Food Recruitment
www.shamrockfood.com.au
CSIRO (food and Nutritional Sciences)

General employment sites:
Deakin University JOBSHOP
www.deakin.edu/jobshop
www.seek.com.au
www.careerone.com.au
www.mycareer.com.au
www.linkme.com.au
www.jobsjobsjobs.com.au
www.jobsearch.gov.au
www.graduateopportunities.com
www.unigrad.com.au

National organisations:
Department of Human Services

State organisations:
www.careers.vic.gov.au
www.easternhealth.org.au
www.dhs.vic.gov.au
www.health.nsw.gov.au
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au
www.health.sa.gov.au
www.health.qld.gov.au
www.health.nt.gov.au
www.health.wa.gov.au

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 and social events to meet prospective employers
  • volunteer work: provides experience and contacts

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8th July 2011