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Welcome to Opportunities in Nutrition

Employment opportunities for Nutritionists and Dietitians are projected to grow at a staggering 20% in California by 2020. And with prevailing treatment philosophies trending more toward preventative healthcare, opportunities and paychecks will continue to expand as well!

Saddleback College Nutrition students learn all the skills necessary to acquire a community-boosting career in nutrition. 

Salay Information for Accounting
Potential Salaries

$31,600 - $142,500

Per Year

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Potential Careers


Community Health Worker


Food Service Manager

Companies Hiring for Accounting
Hiring Companies

Schreiber Foods



Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Nutrition program graduates are living well. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Dietitian / Nutritionist - $75,830

Community Health Worker - $45,270

Food Service Manager - $52,830

Supervisor, Food Preparation - $32,590

Health Educator - $56,450

Dietetic Technician - $31,600

Food Scientist / Technologist (w/ further education) - $64,200

Health Specialties Teacher (w/ further education) - $142,500

Saddleback College’s Nutrition department offers an associate degree and a certificate of achievement.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Nutrition page.

  • Nutrition (Associate in Science)
  • Nutrition (Certificate of Achievement)

Schreiber Foods * Equinox Sports Club Orange County * Healthcare Services Group * Compass Group * Gold's Gym * Life Time * Herbalife * Metagenics * Providence Health & Services * Adventist Health White Memorial * UCLA Health * And Many More! *

The Nutrition Department (VIL 7) can be contacted at (949) 582-4541.

Lori Hoolihan, Department Chair - (949) 582-4598

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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