Real Jobs for Real Majors: What Can I do with a Major in the Health Sciences (Including Nursing, Nutrition, or Dietary Science)?

Real jobs for college graduates who major in nursing, nutrition, or dietary science.

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Explore your career choices in this section of Quintessential Careers, which provides you with real job titles and careers that correspond with specific college majors. While your degree is important, so too is what you major in while in college.

Job titles for graduates with nursing, nutrition, or dietary science degrees:

  • Cardiac Nurse Clinician
  • Clinical Specialist
  • Cookbook Editor
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Dietician
  • Early Baby Care
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • First Aid Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Food Product/Recipe Developer
  • Food Science Researcher
  • Food Services Manager
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Geriatric Specialist
  • Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Informatics Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Infection Control Specialist
  • Interostomal Therapist
  • Labor & Day Nurse
  • Menu Planner
  • Military Nurse
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse-Midwife
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nutritionist
  • Office Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pediatric Dietician
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • School Nurse
  • Surgical Nurse
  • Test Kitchen Specialist
  • Travel Nurse
  • Weight Reduction Specialist
  • Women�s Health Practitioner

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