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Nutrition Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 9 accredited schools where nutrition classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Massachusetts' nutrition academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in nutrition includes nutrition training at the following levels:


  1. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Laboure College

    2120 Dorchester Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02124-5698

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Framingham State University

    100 State Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701-9101

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    1 University Ave, Lowell, Massachusetts 01854-5104

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Tufts University

    28 Sawyer Avenue, Medford, Massachusetts 02155-5555

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship

    Fruit St, Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2696

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Nutrition Employment

Massachusetts 3,050
National 77,400

Of all of the nutrition professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Nutrition professionals In Massachusetts

3,310 3,580 3,530 3,180 3,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Nutrition is a shrinking field in Massachusetts. In 2010 there were 260 less nutrition professionals working in Massachusetts than there were in 2006. This represents a 8% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the national trend for nutrition professionals which shows a 2% increase in the number of nutrition professionals working around the nation.

Nutrition VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$39,945 $40,900 $41,015 $42,730 $44,155
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nutrition
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to nutrition professionals are growing in Massachusetts. The mean salary for nutrition professionals in 2006 was $39,945 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $44,155 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nutrition professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, nutrition professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Massachusetts state, within the field of nutrition, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid nutrition professionals earn 134% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Nutrition professionals and related professions in Massachusetts


Nutrition professionals in Massachusetts earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Nutrition programs available for each degree type for all schools in Massachusetts


As the number of nutrition professionals is decreasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited nutrition schools in Massachusetts state is increasing. In 2006, 199 students graduated from nutrition courses in Massachusetts. And in 2010, 279 students graduated.

Thus there was a 40% percent increase in the number of nutrition school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. 35% of these graduates received an master's degree in nutrition.

Nutrition Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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We are now in the process of collecting data for the number of nutrition faculty in Massachusetts, growth in the field of nutrition academia and nutrition faculty salaries in Massachusetts. If you are involved in teaching nutrition courses to students at the certificate in nutrition, associates degree in nutrition, bachelors degree in nutrition, masters degree in nutrition, and doctoral degree in nutrition levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future nutrition faculty in Massachusetts. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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