Job Description

A dietitian encourages good dietary health by creating eating plans for patients of all ages and needs. They can work in a variety of places, such as a hospital, early intervention setting, or private practice. Some responsibilities include:

  • promoting healthy eating
  • educating people about nutrition
  • writing reports

Things You Should Know

Minimum Degree Requirement: A dietitian usually has at least a bachelor’s degree and has completed supervised training through an internship. Most states also require dietitians to be licensed.

Salary and Outlook: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dietitians are earning an average annual salary of $57,910. The employment of dietitians is also projected to grow 16% from 2014-2024, faster than the average rate for all other occupations.

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