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What is a Nutritionist

A nutritionist is a person who advises on matters of food and nutrition impacts on health. Different professional terms are used in different countries, employment settings and contexts — some examples include: nutrition scientist, public health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist, and sports nutritionist.

Education in Nutrition

Nutritionist typically attend school for 4 years to obtain their bachelors degree in nutrition science. Graduate and post graduate programs are also available to individuals wishing to continue their education in nutrition science. Some nutritional certifications require that an individual hold a masters degree.

During your studies in nutrition you will take courses in biology, chemistry, social sciences, humanities and nutritional sciences.

A degree in nutritional sciences is a great way to get in to the health care industry. Individuals who complete their degrees in nutritional sciences go on to medical school and dental school.

Nutritionist Salaries

According to a report released by the bureau of labor statistics in 2013 nutritionists earn on average $56k/annually. The top 10% earning nutritionists bring home around $79k/year.

Who is hiring nutritionists?

Industries hiring the most nutritionists include general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient car centers, local governments, special food services, speciality hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse hospitals.

Industries where nutritionists make the most money include grant making and giving services, the federal government, insurance carriers and home health care service companies.

Salary Information

Dietitians and Nutritionists$56k/annually
Food Scientists and Technologists$65k/annually
Dietetic Technicians$28k/annually
Health Educators$54k/annually
Chefs and Head Cooks$46k/annually
Baker$25k/annually
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