Finding employment for nutritionists

Jobs for Nutritionists are not limited to the 'Nutritionist' title only. In fact, many of the roles that you might consider as a Nutritionist may actually fall under a variety of different titles that either incorporate nutrition skills within the overall role or sit within the nutrition industry.

Different titles you can try searching for include:

Research Scientist

Research Nutritionist

Research Assistant

Nutrition Advisor

Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition Coordinator

Public Health Nutritionist

Program Officer

Project Officer

Project Manager

Health Officer

Health Promotion Officer

Nutritional Consultant

Quality and Nutrition Coordinator

Food Technologist

Laboratory Scientist

Marketing Officer

Some useful websites for job searching are listed below. You might also like to set up email updates to keep you informed as positions are advertised.


National organisations

Department of Health

Nutrition Society of Australia

Nutrition Australia

Cancer Council Australia

National Heart Foundation of Australia


Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology - (membership required)

State organisations

Deakin University JobShop

In addition to the general employment sites, there are some specialist recruitment firms which advertise vacancies and help people find work, although depending on the type of career you're after, these may not be as relevant.


Kelly Scientific

Science People

Other strategies for finding jobs include:

  • social media – LinkedIn, Twitter etc – more and more relevant, read more!
  • 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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