UGA Specific Information for Nutritional Sciences

This major is designed to provide basic training in nutrition, metabolism, and related sciences. Students interested in various fields of medicine, research, academia, or administration will be prepared for their future careers with this major. Selection of appropriate electives permits adaptation of this major to the student's primary interest area.

Nutritional Sciences majors pursue a range of careers in health and medicine due to their broad science training. They have backgrounds that are optimally-suited for medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing, and dental schools. Graduates may also be employed by pharmaceutical and food manufacturers in research, development, public relations, or education. Additional career options include government agencies at the national, state, or local levels, such as those within the Department of Health and Human Services, which includes the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Nutritional Sciences*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

  • Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.

Additional Career Research Resources

  • O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  
  • My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  
  • Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  
  • Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  
  • UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  
  • Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 
  • Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  
  • Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

Major Specific

Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Nutritional Sciences majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Atlanta West Dentistry Front Desk Assistant
Axion Spine & Neurosurgery Clinical Assistant
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Certified Medical Assistant
Cooper Pediatrics Medical Scribe
Employer Not Specified Medical Assistant
Employer Not Specified Medical Assistant
Encore Rehabilitation Biller
Gainesville Heart & Vascular Group Medical Assistant
Hillcroft Medical Clinic Medical Assistant
North Atlanta Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Surgical Assistant
Palmetto Moon Operations Lead
Pediatric Associates, Inc. Medical Assistant
Piedmont Patient Care Technician
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Genetics Research Fellow
US Army Army Reserve Medical Specialist
US Army Army Reserve Medical Specialist
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Nutritional Sciences majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Augusta University Physician Assistant Studies, MS-PAS
Brenau University Physical Therapy, DPT
Emory University Nursing, MSN
Emory University Nursing, MSN
Georgia State University Business Administration/Health Administration, MBA/MHA
Mercer University Unspecified Health Professions
Mercer University Physician Assistant Studies, PA
Mercer University Physician Assistant Studies, PA
Northeastern University Nursing, ABSN
South Georgia State College Nursing, Associate
South University Anesthesia Science, MMS
University of North Texas Health Science Center Physician Assistant Studies, MPAS
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Public Health, MPH
* denotes no responses received.