Undergraduate Major Details

Clinical Nutrition

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Clinical Nutrition major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
Apple Computer, Inc. Health & Fitness
Associated Students Dining Services
CA Department of Education
CA Department of Food and Agriculture
CA Department of Public Health
CA Environmental Protection Agency
Carepoint Pharmacy
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
Davis Community Meals
Elderly Nutrition Program
Eleanor Roosevelt Circle
EMQ FamiliesFirst, Inc.
Food Bank of Yolo County
Health Education Council
Kaiser Permanente
Kim Leader Pharmacy
Mary Issac Center
Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Peregrine School
Peregrine School Nutrition Program
Perishable Foods Council of Northern CA
Petaluma Valley Hospital-St. Joseph Health System
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Sacramento City Unified School District
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
Sutter Medical Foundation
The Willow Clinic / Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic
UC Cooperative Extension Yolo County
UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools
UC Davis Department of Nutrition
UC Davis Dining Services
UC Davis Dining Services - Sustainability and Nutrition Office
UC Davis Health Science
UC Davis Health Services
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis School of Education
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Health Services
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis University Dining Services
UCDHS Food and Nutrition Services
UCDMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
UCDMC Cardio Thoracic Step Down
UCDMC Child Life
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Falls Prevention Program
UCDMC Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Physical Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Radiology Emergency Room and Davis Tower X-Ray
University Retirement Center
University Retirement Community
USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Vacaville Unified School District
Willow Clinic
YCOE Head Start / Early Head Start Program
Yolo County Health Department
Yolo County WIC Program

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 93 32 34.4%
2013-14 111 26 23.4%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 16.1% 41.9% 16.1% 25.8%
2013-14 44.0% 32.0% 16.0% 8.0%
2014-15 36.4% 31.8% 4.5% 27.3%
2015-16 16.1% 7.1% 69.6% 7.1%
2016-17 18.2% 18.2% 45.5% 18.2%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Acrobat Outsourcing Diet Assistant
Assisted Living Health Center Assistant Manager
CJ Foods Qa Tech
Patton State Hospital Dietetic Intern
Peace Corps Volunteer
Rebecca's House Resident Assistant/Diet Tech
State of California Staff Services Analyst
University of California, Davis Social Media Coordinator
University of Rhode Island Student Research Assistant
Veeva Systems Health and wellness consultant
Verizon Wireless Tele-sales
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Assistant

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-15 $41,636 $43,000
2015-17 $28,400 $28,000