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12. Nutrition sciences

May 8, 2019 GMT

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Median wage early career: $35,000Median wage mid-career: $54,000Unemployment rate: 5.8%Underemployment rate: 47.9%Share with graduate degree: 46.4%

A nutrition sciences major teaches students how food plays a role in human growth and metabolism, using fundamentals from the agricultural, biological, and biomedical sciences. Many nutrition sciences majors become nutritionists, corporate wellness specialists, and food product developers. The unemployment rate for this major is 5.8 percent.