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Career Opportunities

Nutritional Science Career & Graduate Opportunities

Students completing a degree in Nutritional Sciences with a high GPA are strongly encouraged to continue to graduate school. Many of our clinically oriented graduates have continued their training to become registered dietitians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants or have gone to medical school to become a physician; others have obtained further training or employment in public health nutrition in government or non-governmental organizations; and some have completed PhD's in nutritional sciences or a related field for opportunities in research and higher education. 

For students who are unsure of their graduate plans, or who are eager to start working, there is a strong program through Career Services that all students are encouraged to use. 

Graduates of the Nutritional Sciences Program have obtained jobs in the following:

  • Health promotion/Public Health Nutrition
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition and fitness
  • Non-profit program planning
  • Food inspection
  • Nutrition research
  • Product development
  • Marketing and sales
The Nutritional Sciences Program is an excellent pre-health professions pathway. Many of our clinically oriented graduates have continued their training to work in health related fields:
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Physicians

Clinical Lab Sciences Career Opportunities

Students are prepared for a variety of careers in the biomedical sciences. Nearly 100 percent of program graduates are successfully employed in all departments of various hospital laboratories, physician office laboratories, medical reference laboratories, the American Red Cross Blood Bank laboratories, public health laboratories as well as veterinary office laboratories.

Graduates also have obtained employment in various jobs as sales representatives, R&D scientists, clinical research associates, technical field representatives, regulatory affairs personnel, and quality control personnel in the biomedical device, biotechnology, health informatics and pharmaceutical industries. Graduates are also employed in research laboratories at various universities and medical schools in the Greater Boston area. All of these opportunities are available locally and regionally.

Finally, many graduates of this program have continued on to graduate school and received master's or Ph.D.s in various science disciplines such as biology, biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, physical therapy, and clinical laboratory sciences. Others have earned master's of Education, master's of Business Administration (MBA) or Health Administration (MHA). Graduates have also gone to Veterinary School, Chiropractic School, Osteopathic School, Medical School or Physician and Pathologist Assistant's programs.