Dietitians and Nutritionists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Dietitians and Nutritionists Do

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

Other Job Titles Dietitians and Nutritionists May Have

Clinical Dietician, Clinical Dietitian, Clinical Nutritionist, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Oncology Dietitian, Outpatient Dietitian, Registered Dietician, Registered Dietitian, Renal Dietitian

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Nutrition Manager ,

Catholic Health Services

Patients getting their meals according to their prescribed diets. You would observe alot of food production on a large scale, this means items being prepared for same day and items prepared for the next day. You would observe employees getting their meals in our cafeteria.

Director of Child Nutrition ,

Center ISD

Start the day by checking on cafeteria.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions, and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Evaluate laboratory tests in preparing nutrition recommendations.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Incorporate patient cultural, ethnic, or religious preferences and needs in the development of nutrition plans.

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