We calculated that 10% of Nutrition Educators are proficient in Public Health, Nutrition Services, and Physical Activity. They’re also known for soft skills such as Critical-thinking skills, Writing skills, and Interpersonal skills.
We break down the percentage of Nutrition Educators that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Public Health, 10%
Coordinated with the Public Health Nursing Department to develop an interactive nutrition class on childhood immunization.
- Nutrition Services, 9%
Performed extensive research on nutrition services and ensured strict compliance to policies and procedures.
- Physical Activity, 6%
Collaborated with local organizations and implemented a nutrition and physical activity curriculum in childcare facilities.
- Food Safety, 6%
Guided Brown medical students in culinary techniques, vocabulary, food safety, and industry standards while incorporating nutrition guidelines.
- Nutrition Education Program, 5%
Created and implemented a nutrition education program for youth campers Worked with and educated campers weekly on nutrition topics
- WIC, 5%
Reviewed immunization record for all infants and children participating in the WIC program and document appropriate information in the immunization record.
Some of the skills we found on Nutrition Educator resumes included "Public Health," "Nutrition Services," and "Physical Activity." We have detailed the most important Nutrition Educator responsibilities below. Critical-thinking skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a Nutrition Educator to have. According to a Nutrition Educator resume, "To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need to apply analyses and logic to arrive at sound conclusions." Nutrition Educators are able to use Critical-thinking skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "Implemented and created critical-thinking focused curriculum for social studies courses from grades 7-9. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many Nutrition Educator duties rely on Writing skills. This example from a Nutrition Educator explains why: "Postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis." This resume example is just one of many ways Nutrition Educators are able to utilize Writing skills: "Developed physical activity program for parents called Get Moving/Muevete, including writing learning objectives and lesson plans. " Another skill that is quite popular among Nutrition Educators is Interpersonal skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a Nutrition Educator resume: "Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "Create and teach lessons on basic Kindergarten curriculum, supervise daily field trips, and encourage problem solving and interpersonal skills. " A Nutrition Educator responsibilities sometimes require "Speaking skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "Postsecondary teachers need good verbal skills to give lectures." This resume example shows how this skill is used by Nutrition Educators: "Presented health education classes in individual and group settings. "
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We've found that 73.7% of Nutrition Educators have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 11.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a Nutrition Educator. While it's true that most Nutrition Educators have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every nine Nutrition Educators did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those Nutrition Educators who do attend college, typically earn either a Dietetics degree or a Food And Nutrition degree. Less commonly earned degrees for Nutrition Educators include a Nutrition Science degree or a Food Science degree.
When you're ready to become a Nutrition Educator, you might wonder which companies hire Nutrition Educators. According to our research through Nutrition Educator resumes, Nutrition Educators are mostly hired by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, My Florida Regional Mls, and State of Florida. Now is a good time to apply as Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has 11 Nutrition Educators job openings, and there are 11 at My Florida Regional Mls and 11 at State of Florida.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Nutrition Educators tend to earn the biggest salaries at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and MaineGeneral Medical Center. Take University of Colorado Colorado Springs for example. The median Nutrition Educator salary is $49,874. At University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Nutrition Educators earn an average of $45,160, while the average at MaineGeneral Medical Center is $44,241. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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For the most part, Nutrition Educators make their living in the Education and Health Care industries. Nutrition Educators tend to make the most in the Health Care industry with an average salary of $37,221. The Nutrition Educator annual salary in the Education and Non Profits industries generally make $37,167 and $33,713 respectively. Additionally, Nutrition Educators who work in the Health Care industry make 11.5% more than Nutrition Educators in the Government Industry.