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Working As A Nutritionist

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $80,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Nutritionist Do

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

Duties

Dietitians and nutritionists typically do the following:

  • Assess patients’ and clients’ nutritional and health needs
  • Counsel patients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits
  • Develop meal plans, taking both cost and clients’ preferences into account
  • Evaluate the effects of meal plans and change the plans as needed
  • Promote better health by speaking to groups about diet, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases
  • Keep up with or contribute to the latest food and nutritional science research
  • Write reports to document patients’ progress

Dietitians and nutritionists evaluate the health of their clients. Based on their findings, dietitians and nutritionists advise clients on which foods to eat—and which to avoid—to improve their health.

Many dietitians and nutritionists provide customized information for specific individuals. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might teach a client with diabetes how to plan meals to balance the client’s blood sugar. Others work with groups of people who have similar needs. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might plan a diet with healthy fat and limited sugar to help clients who are at risk for heart disease. They may work with other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care.

Dietitians and nutritionists who are self-employed may meet with patients, or they may work as consultants for a variety of organizations. They may need to spend time on marketing and other business-related tasks, such as scheduling appointments, keeping records, and preparing educational programs or informational materials for clients.

Although many dietitians and nutritionists do similar tasks, there are several specialties within the occupations. The following are examples of types of dietitians and nutritionists:

Clinical dietitians and clinical nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy. They work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, private practice, and other institutions. They create nutritional programs based on the health needs of patients or residents and counsel patients on how to improve their health through nutrition. Clinical dietitians and clinical nutritionists may further specialize, such as by working only with patients with kidney diseases or those with diabetes.

Community dietitians and community nutritionists develop programs and counsel the public on topics related to food, health, and nutrition. They often work with specific groups of people, such as adolescents or the elderly. They work in public health clinics, government and nonprofit agencies, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and other settings.

Management dietitians plan food programs. They work in food service settings such as cafeterias, hospitals, prisons, and schools. They may be responsible for buying food and for carrying out other business-related tasks, such as budgeting. Management dietitians may oversee kitchen staff or other dietitians.

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How To Become A Nutritionist

Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree and have completed supervised training through an internship. Many states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed.

Education

Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, clinical nutrition, public health nutrition, or a related area. Dietitians also may study food service systems management. Programs include courses in nutrition, psychology, chemistry, and biology.

Many dietitians and nutritionists have advanced degrees.

Training

Dietitians and nutritionists typically receive several hundred hours of supervised training, usually in the form of an internship following graduation from college. Some dietetics schools offer coordinated programs in dietetics that allow students to complete supervised training as part of their undergraduate or graduate-level coursework.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed in order to practice. Other states require only state registration or certification to use certain titles, and a few states have no regulations for this occupation.

The requirements for state licensure and state certification vary by state, but most include having a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition or a related area, completing supervised practice, and passing an exam.

Many dietitians choose to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. Although the RDN is not always required, the qualifications are often the same as those necessary for becoming a licensed dietitian in states that require a license. Many employers prefer or require the RDN, which is administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The RDN requires dietitian nutritionists to complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a Dietetic Internship (DI), which consists of at least 1,200 hours of supervised experience. Students may complete both criteria at once through a coordinated program, or they may finish their required coursework before applying for an internship. These programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), part of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In order to maintain the RDN credential, dietitians and nutritionists who have earned it must complete 75 continuing professional education credits every 5 years.

Nutritionists may earn the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential to show an advanced level of knowledge. The CNS credential is accepted in several states for licensure purposes. To qualify for the credential, applicants must have a master’s or doctoral degree, complete 1,000 hours of experience, and pass an exam. The credential is administered by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.

Dietitians and nutritionists may seek additional certifications in an area of specialty. The Commission on Dietetic Registration offers specialty certifications in oncology nutrition, renal nutrition, gerontological nutrition, pediatric nutrition, and sports dietetics.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must keep up to date with the latest food and nutrition research. They should be able to interpret scientific studies and translate nutrition science into practical eating advice.

Compassion. Dietitians and nutritionists must be caring and empathetic when helping clients address health and dietary issues and any related emotions.

Listening skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must listen carefully to understand clients’ goals and concerns. They may work with other healthcare workers as part of a team to improve the health of a patient, and they need to listen to team members when constructing eating plans.

Organizational skills. Because there are many aspects to the work of dietitians and nutritionists, they should be able to stay organized. Management dietitians, for example, must consider the nutritional needs of their clients, the costs of meals, and access to food.

Problem-solving skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must evaluate the health status of patients and determine the most appropriate food choices for a client to improve his or her overall health or manage a disease.

Speaking skills. Dietitians and nutritionists must explain complicated topics in a way that people with less technical knowledge can understand. They must be able to clearly explain eating plans to clients and to other healthcare professionals involved in a patient’s care.

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Nutritionist Career Paths

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Clinical Dietitian Consultant General Manager
Food Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Dietitian Consultant Project Manager
Project Director
8 Yearsyrs
Clinical Dietitian Consultant Manager
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Dietitian Health Coach Case Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Dietitian Adjunct Professor General Manager
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Dietitian Adjunct Professor Board Member
Advisory Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Health Educator Program Coordinator Lead Teacher
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Health Educator Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Health Educator Team Leader Assistant Director
Director Of Food And Nutrition Services
9 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Owner/Operator Food Service Manager
Dietary Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Health Coach Case Manager Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
Health Coach Case Manager Nursing Director
Health Director
9 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Education Consultant
Educational Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Food Service Director
Nutrition Director
7 Yearsyrs
Program Coordinator Registered Nurse Occupational Health Nurse
Health Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Food Service Supervisor Kitchen Manager
Cafeteria Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Food Service Supervisor Food Service Manager Dietary Manager
Nutrition Services Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Food Service Supervisor Food Service Director
Food Safety Director
8 Yearsyrs
Exercise Physiologist Wellness Program Coordinator
Wellness Program Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Exercise Physiologist Wellness Program Coordinator Wellness Program Manager
Wellness Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
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$38,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
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$80,000
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$80,000
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Median 50%
$170,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Arlington County
Highest Paying City
Pleasanton, CA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Nutritionist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Nutritionist in the United States is $81,034 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $38,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $170,000.

Real Nutritionist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Nutritionist Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc. Newark, TX Sep 24, 2013 $140,000
Nutritionist Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc. Newark, TX Sep 24, 2016 $136,218
Poultry Nutritionist Cobb-Vantress, Inc. Siloam Springs, AR Jun 08, 2016 $125,000
Nutritionist Yummly Inc. Redwood City, CA Dec 27, 2015 $125,000
Dairy Nutritionist Progressive Dairy Solutions, Inc. Oakdale, CA Sep 11, 2015 $90,000
Nutritionist NestlÉ USA, Inc. Solon, OH May 26, 2016 $90,000 -
$100,000
Pet Nutritionist Noah's Ark Inc. Fairbanks, AK Apr 19, 2016 $90,000
Nutritionist Lyon Bakery, Inc. Landover, MD Nov 20, 2015 $85,000
United States Country Nutritionist Unilever United States, Inc. NY Jul 15, 2013 $83,996
Business Development Nutritionist Devenish Nutrition, L.L.C. Des Moines, IA Apr 30, 2016 $80,000
Business Development Nutritionist Devenish Nutrition, L.L.C. Fairmont, MN May 06, 2013 $80,000
Crop Nutritionist Florida Crystals Corporation Belle Glade, FL May 20, 2016 $78,978 -
$85,000
Swat Team Performance Nutritionist Core Performance Centers, LLC Boston, MA Dec 21, 2013 $59,850
Nutritionist Doctors Weight Loss Centers Alexandria, VA Sep 15, 2013 $58,926 -
$63,926
Nutritionist Doctor's Weight Loss Centers, Inc. Alexandria, VA Jan 22, 2016 $58,926
Nutritionist Definitions Personal Fitness, Inc. New York, NY Sep 06, 2013 $58,240
Nutritionist Definitions Personal Fitness Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2016 $58,240
Nutritionist Definitions Personal Fitness, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2013 $58,240
Nutritionist University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN Dec 29, 2015 $58,011
Nutritionist Beginning Anew Community Development Corporation Massapequa, NY Sep 25, 2014 $51,132
Nutritionist Community Healthcare Network, Inc. New York, NY Sep 14, 2016 $51,000
Nutritionist Community Healthcare Network, Inc. New York, NY Jun 15, 2015 $51,000
Nutritionist Community Healthcare Network, Inc. New York, NY Dec 22, 2016 $51,000
Naturophatic Nutritionist Haalo, Inc. Nevada City, CA Jul 28, 2016 $50,200
Nutritionist Atlantic Adult Day Care Center, Inc. New York, NY Sep 06, 2014 $50,088
Nutritionist Far Lings, Inc. Kansas City, MO Nov 08, 2016 $50,000
Nutritionist Soul Assembly LLC New York, NY Oct 31, 2016 $49,691

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Top Skills for A Nutritionist

  1. Nutrition Care Plans
  2. WIC
  3. Weight Loss
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  • Formulated individualized nutrition care plans, monitored progress, and adjusted goal-oriented interventions as appropriate for patients in an outpatient setting.
  • Provided motivational interviewing and participant centered education to high priority medium risk clients in the WIC clinic.
  • Hired by physician-monitored wellness company to educate patients on non-surgical weight loss programs.
  • Provided education to mothers on childhood obesity and diabetes prevention.
  • Educate and communicate with multidisciplinary staff and families regarding healthy food choices and food preparation.

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Nutritionist Demographics

Gender

Female

72.2%

Male

14.6%

Unknown

13.2%
Ethnicity

White

58.0%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

9.0%

Unknown

4.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

59.5%

French

6.5%

Portuguese

4.4%

Mandarin

3.7%

Arabic

3.7%

Cantonese

3.4%

Chinese

3.1%

Italian

2.5%

German

2.2%

Hindi

1.6%

Swedish

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Tagalog

1.2%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Korean

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Polish

0.9%

Swahili

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%
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Nutritionist Education

Schools

New York University

11.7%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

5.7%

Montclair State University

5.4%

Texas Woman's University

5.2%

University of Phoenix

5.2%

University of Rhode Island

5.1%

University of Bridgeport

4.7%

California State University - Los Angeles

4.7%

University of Connecticut

4.5%

Hunter College of the City University of New York

4.5%

University of Delaware

4.5%

Framingham State University

4.5%

University of Alabama

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.2%

San Diego State University

4.2%

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

4.0%

Liberty University

4.0%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Johnson & Wales University

3.7%
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Majors

Food And Nutrition

28.1%

Dietetics

26.4%

Nutrition Science

10.8%

Business

5.0%

Public Health

4.8%

Nursing

3.5%

Health Care Administration

2.6%

Food Science

2.1%

Education

2.0%

Kinesiology

1.8%

Medical Assisting Services

1.8%

Health Education

1.7%

Family And Consumer Sciences

1.4%

Psychology

1.3%

Culinary Arts

1.2%

Management

1.2%

Animal Science

1.1%

Biology

1.1%

Health Sciences And Services

1.1%

Criminal Justice

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

38.3%

Masters

29.6%

Other

17.7%

Associate

5.5%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

2.8%

Diploma

1.5%

License

0.3%
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