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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Didactic Program in Dietetics

Other Nutrition-Related Jobs

Although the goal of our DPD is to prepare students to prepare students for careers as RDNs, we have many DPD alumni who have successfully found work in the following roles prior to, or in lieu of, pursuing a dietetic internship:

Food Service/Hospitality

  • Certified Dietary Manager (required a credentialing exam, but potentially yields high paying jobs with a stand-alone degree)
  • Dietary Supervisor (or Dietary Service Supervisor)
  • School Foodservice Director
  • School Food Service Manager
  • Restaurant Manager

Community/Public Health

  • Public Health Nutritionist
  • Supervisor, Women Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Nutritionist, Women Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Public Health and Wellness


  • Food Technologist
  • Product Development (food industry)
  • Food Products Sales Representative

Other Health Sectors

  • Dietetic Technician, Registered (NDTR, DTR) aka "Diet Tech"
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Diet Clerk/Diet Aide
  • Health and Fitness Coaching
  • Medical Technology/Pharmaceutical Sales

Where to Look

The CSULB Career Development Center is the best resource to get started on your job hunt.

A great list-serv for public health jobs in LA County can be found here

The City of Long Beach conducts many health programs related to health, nutrition, and job postings can be found here.