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Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
20,688
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  Saint Louis, MO;  
Job Description:
A Dietary Aide works in food preparation and food service programs, assisting a trained dietitian. They work for hospitals and health clubs/sanatoriums.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
5,491
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
A Nutrition Assistant makes sure that patients in a healthcare unit are fed according to their dietary needs. They assist in kitchen prep and cooking food.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
5,008
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
5,062
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Buffalo, NY;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
25,293
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.
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Part Time
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Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
65,809
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
26,612
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
4,833
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
2,631
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Riverdale, GA;  Cranston, RI;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
31,778
Top Locations:
Orlando, FL;  Columbus, OH;  Columbia, MO;  
Job Description:
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
29,002
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Cincinnati, OH;  Bellevue, WA;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
24,960
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Baltimore, MD;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$18,000
Job openings
39,294
Top Locations:
Fort Hood, TX;  Fort Campbell North, KY;  Fort Riley, KS;  
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
47,471
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Portland, OR;  Memphis, TN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Starting Salary
$34,000
Job openings
14,137
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Kindergarten and elementary school teachers prepare younger students for future schooling by teaching them basic subjects such as math and reading.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
41,607
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Orlando, FL;  Rochester, NY;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
93,141
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
25,784
Top Locations:
Grand Rapids, MI;  Atlanta, GA;  Fort Morgan, CO;  
Starting Salary
$17,000
Job openings
36,040
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
47,748
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Cooks prepare, season, and cook a wide range of foods, which may include soups, salads, entrees, and desserts.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
114,918
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Account Executives are responsible for looking after the company's client as well as keeping the company-client relationships at a high standard. Their goal is to increase the amount of business a company does with those clients.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
97,146
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$49,000
Job openings
4,150
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Indianapolis, IN;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$36,000
Job openings
27,335
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Memphis, TN;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
15,803
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Minneapolis, MN;  Fayetteville, AR;  
Job Description:
A Diet Technician identifies patients with nutritional risk using scoring guidelines and initiates referrals for dietetic assessment. They oversee food production or service and assist dietitians or nutritionists in food service supervision and planning.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
53,774
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Starting Salary
$38,000
Job openings
39,557
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
A Research Associate plans, organizes, and conducts research in scientific, cultural, historical, or artistic. They conduct literature, collect and analyze data, and recruit and/or interview new people.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
49,226
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
A Quality Assurance Analyst tests software and other computer applications to ensure that there are no defects and that it is made to meet the company's standards. They also recommend program improvements and corrections to programmers.
Starting Salary
$48,000
Job openings
37,847
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
5,272
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Davis, CA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
32,888
Top Locations:
Milwaukee, WI;  New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks.
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
39,536
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Tampa, FL;  
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
15,289
Top Locations:
Franklin, TN;  Plano, TX;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
63,495
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve the efficiency of an organization. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
8,254
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Grand Rapids, MI;  
Job Description:
Quality control inspectors examine products and materials for defects or deviations from specifications.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
17,595
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Chefs and head cooks oversee the daily food preparation at restaurants and other places where food is served. They direct kitchen staff and handle any food-related concerns.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
68,991
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
General maintenance and repair workers fix and maintain machines, mechanical equipment, and buildings. They paint, repair flooring, and work on plumbing, electrical, and air-conditioning and heating systems.
Starting Salary
$58,000
Job openings
14,954
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Midland, TX;  
Job Description:
Health and safety engineers develop procedures and design systems to prevent people from getting sick or injured and to keep property from being damaged. They combine knowledge of systems engineering and of health and safety to make sure that chemicals, machinery, software, furniture, and other consumer products will not cause harm to people or damage to buildings.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
38,393
Top Locations:
Philadelphia, PA;  Alexandria, VA;  Baton Rouge, LA;  
Job Description:
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
Starting Salary
$45,000
Job openings
13,346
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Lancaster, PA;  
Job Description:
Chemists and materials scientists study substances at the atomic and molecular levels and the ways in which the substances interact with one another. They use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
19,592
Top Locations:
Little Rock, AR;  Ann Arbor, MI;  Bellevue, WA;  
Job Description:
A Dietetic Technician assists dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. They develop nutritional plans to promote health, treat illnesses, prevent disease, and analyze patient data to determine patient needs and treatment goals.
Starting Salary
$41,000
Job openings
69,667
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Atlanta, GA;  
Job Description:
Computer support specialists provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment. Some, called computer network support specialists, support information technology (IT) employees within their organization. Others, called computer user support specialists, assist non-IT users who are having computer problems.
Starting Salary
$56,000
Job openings
50,241
Top Locations:
Austin, TX;  New York, NY;  Phoenix, AZ;  
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
4,520
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Seattle, WA;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
51,362
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
20,789
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, compensation and benefits, and training.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
55,273
Top Locations:
Philadelphia, PA;  New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  
Job Description:
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
97,324
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  Saint Louis, MO;  
Job Description:
Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
16,809
Top Locations:
Seattle, WA;  Durham, NC;  Carrollton, GA;  
Job Description:
Food preparation workers perform many routine tasks under the direction of cooks, chefs, or food service managers. Food preparation workers prepare cold foods, slice meat, peel and cut vegetables, brew coffee or tea, and perform many other food service tasks.
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
29,996
Top Locations:
Cambridge, MA;  Rockville, MD;  Richmond, VA;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.

Food And Nutrition Major Jobs

Average Salary For a Food And Nutrition Major

As with other factors, choosing the right industry can change the salary for food and nutrition majors drastically. If you are in it for the money, you will earn the highest average salary working for a company in the non profits industry where the average salary is $58,490. But, you might only make an average salary of $39,482 working in the hospitality industry.

1. Non Profits
$58,490
Avg. Salary
$39k
$63k
2. Pharmaceutical
$56,872
Avg. Salary
$39k
$63k
3. Health Care
$49,920
Avg. Salary
$39k
$63k
4. Retail
$48,826
Avg. Salary
$39k
$63k
5. Education
$45,858
Avg. Salary
$39k
$63k

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