Although 2024 registration requirement changes will have greatest impact on professionals interested in obtaining their credential, current RDs will likely face an increasingly competitive marketplace with expected job growth of 15% by 2026*- more than double the average rate for all U.S. occupations.
Benefits of earning an advanced degree:
Proven Higher Pay
Practicing RDs with a master’s degree earn, on average, $5,000 more per year than RDs with a bachelor’s. With hourly wage gains jumping 30% between 2013 and 2015.
Level-up with healthcare practitioners
Nutrition remains a critical component of a patient's care continuum. And RDs, at any level, need an equal voice in the healthcare conversation to lead the nutrition care process.
Viewed with Higher Regard
Advanced education signals to peers you’re accomplished and influences respect as a valuable team member. Earning an advanced degree can increase higher professional self-esteem and lead to more career opportunities.
The M.S. Applied Nutrition program at UNE delivers expert-led curriculum in a 100% online format designed for working professionals. We are 1 of only 6 U.S. programs to offer three career-focused pathways of learning to ensure your education serves your unique goals.
*Source: CDR Graduate Degree Registration Eligibility Requirement, FAQ 2013