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1. What are some employment opportunities for candidates who have their B.S. degree in Nutrition Science?
2. Perform a job search for nutrition jobs and share your results with the class. Some ideas may include: nutrition researcher, nutrition educator, food scientist, food labeler, diet coach, nutrition coach, nutrition teacher, food safety representative, food service manager, and patient nutrition manager.
3. Are there any licenses or certifications relating to these jobs? If so, how are those requirements obtained?

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1. What are some employment opportunities for candidates who have their B.S. degree in Nutrition Science?

With a B.S. degree in Nutritional Science one can work in a variety of positions. One can become a clinical dietitian, working with patients in hospitals and outpatient settings. With a degree in Nutritional Science one can also work with chefs or serve as a consultant in food and nutrition management. Public health is also an option, with jobs available in the Public Health Department. One can also work to help others learn about nutrition as a consultant or in private practice or working for a food company or in publicity helping others understand nutrition.

2. Perform a job search for nutrition jobs and share your results with the class. Some ideas may include: nutrition researcher, nutrition educator, food scientist, food labeler, diet coach, nutrition coach, nutrition teacher, food safety representative, food service manager, and patient nutrition manager.

I found the following jobs: outpatient dietitian (advising recent patients on nutrition), certified diabetic educator at NYU Langone Medical Center (working with diabetes patients to help control their illness through diet). I also found The Dow Chemical Company was looking for a certified diabetes educator to help educate their employees. If you are looking for more investigative work, I found jobs for a flavor chemist and food chemist. There are also many jobs for people interested in helping others like wellness instructor or sports nutrition specialist.

Here are some more samples (from http://www.nutritionjobs.com)

Job Title
WIC Nutrition Aide

Job Category
Community Educator

Company
Community Medical Centers, Inc
Stockton, California 95202
www.communitymedicalcenters.org
Job Description and Requirements
Community Medical Centers, Inc. is recruiting for a F/T Nutrition Counselor for their WIC dept. Qualifications: Minimum of one yr experience working for WIC or another health program providing education or medical counseling services, knowledge of nutrition, bilingual in Spanish/English both written/verbal, type 35 wpm, valid drivers license and auto insurance. Great work environment and work schedule, Mon-Fri 8-5pm, occasional weekends. Excellent benefits. Applicants who meet all qualifications please apply online at www.communitymedicalcenters.org click on careers and current openings. EOE.

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This solution outlines employment opportunities for those with a B.S. degree in Nutrition Science, shows job opportunities and discusses additional education/licensing needed. Includes APA formatted references. 1000+ words.

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