PA Career Tools and Information

Considering a Career in Nutrition or Dietetics? Are you interested in knowing more about this field?

PAND (Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) has put together a video series called, “What Does a Dietitian Do?” in order to spark interest in the nutrition and dietetics field among young individuals. Click here for the video series.

Dara Dirhan is available to meet virtually with high school students who may be interested in pursuing a major (and future career) in nutrition and dietetics in college.  Dara is the Career Guidance Coordinator for PAND. She is also a an Associate Professor of Nutrition at West Chester University. She can be can be contacted at and would enjoy helping students who have an interest in pursuing a nutrition major in college.

What are the most in-demand careers in PA?  How much will I make in my first job?  Should I attend a 4-year college or university?  What will obtaining a degree really cost me?  What are all my options after high school graduation? As you process these questions and more, PA Chamber Foundation has resources to help.

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The tools and information available on the Start the Conversation Here website are FREE and designed to help students make informed decisions that lead to future success.  On the site, you will find an array of valuable information including:

  • Insight into the 33 most in-demand careers in Pennsylvania.
  •  A career calculator designed to help students and parents understand the financial implications of their desired career path – from expected entry level salaries and estimated college expenses to the length of time it will take to be debt-free following their educational investment.
  • Details on work ethic scholarships that are available to Pennsylvania students entering into the skilled trades.  Thanks to generous donations from the Pennsylvania business community, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chamber Educational Foundation has already awarded nearly $275,000 in work ethic scholarships to 112 Pennsylvania students. Hear some of their success stories here.