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, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Outpatient Dietitian, Pediatric Clinical Dietician, Registered Dietician, Registered 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

  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.

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