Nutritionist Jobs

Nutritionist Job Overview

A nutritionist counsels patients on nutrition and food to improve their health and help them meet their weight and health goals. Although some nutritionists work alone in private practice, the majority work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and cafeterias. The duties of nutritionists typically include:

  • Assessing patients' diet and nutrition needs in light of their medical history
  • Counseling patients on how to eat for adequate nutrition
  • Designing eating plans according to patient goals, tastes, and health needs
  • Analyzing the results of eating plans and adjusting them as needed
  • Addressing groups about healthy eating
  • Documenting eating plans and patient progress

Nutritionists sometimes specialize, such as pediatric or sports nutritionists. Related opportunities include working as a registered dietitian or nutrition educator.

Nutritionist Job Education Requirements

Nutrition careers typically require a bachelor's degree in food and nutrition, clinical nutrition, food service systems management, dietetics, or a related field. The coursework for these degrees usually includes biology, chemistry, psychology, and nutrition. Certain employers may prefer or require a master's degree. While earning a degree or shortly thereafter, nutritionists commonly do an internship in which they receive on-the-job instruction during hundreds of hours of supervised practice.

The majority of states require nutritionists to have a license. In most states, nutritionists must earn a bachelor's degree from an accredited program, complete a certain number of supervised clinical hours, and pass an exam to obtain a license. Most nutrition professionals are credentialed with an RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), which is mandatory for some jobs.

Nutritionist Job Market

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reports that the United States now has 67,400 dietitians and nutritionists, and 14,200 additional such jobs will open up in the next decade. This represents an employment growth rate of 21 percent for nutritionists, which is higher than the national average. A growing elderly population will increase the demand for this profession, as will the worsening obesity epidemic. Health care's increasing focus on preventive care will also drive growth in this sector.

Nutritionist Job Salary Information

According to the BLS, dietitians and nutritionists earned an average of $56,300 in 2013. Nutritionists in the 90th percentile for income earned $78,720, and those in the 10th percentile made $33,980. The top-paying industries for the profession are the grant making and giving services ($71,400), federal government ($69,220), and office administrative services ($66,210). By contrast, nutritionists who worked for local government ($50,760), special food services ($54,620), and general hospitals ($56,960) have the lowest average salaries.

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Nutritionist/Dietician Westfield* and other area in MA MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN! Joining Thom’s Early Intervention Program means joining the largest program of its kind in Massachusetts. Our Early Intervention teams provide services to eligible children, birth to three years old, and their families. You will have leadership opportunities, on-going supervision and paid continui...
A non-profit community service agency is seeking a NUTRITIONIST Part-time, 20 hours per week To assist in the promotion of health and control disease for clients who are living with HIV/AIDS. To assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.Qualifications: ∑ BS degree in Nutrition or related field...
The Margaret Hudson Program (MHP) is to provide pregnant and parenting teen mothers an opportunity to continue their academic education with the support of childcare and comprehensive social and health services. The program also provides adolescent pregnancy prevention education. MHP helps teens families succeed. Our vision is of teen mothers with access to quality prenatal care, will be well info...
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Nutritionist will primarily provide input into planning for, and conducting implementation of, public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Western SNAP Region and Erie County. This position may also assist in pr...
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Nutritionist will primarily provide input into planning for, and conducting implementation of, public education to improve healthy food and lifestyle choices among families and individuals encompassing all age groups throughout the Western SNAP Region and Erie County. This position may also assist in pr...
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County WIC Nutritionist CCE of Schenectady County is seeking full-time (40 hours/week) qualified and experienced educators primarily responsible for providing participant-centered nutrition education to WIC participants utilizing a variety of methods. WIC Nutrition Educators work with all WIC staff to provide customer-friendly, professional, particip...
Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island is seeking a registered dietician to provide consultation and education to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island staff and direct service to patients. E ssential Duties and Responsibilities Assessing the nutritional needs of patients, upon request Determining the effectiveness of medically prescribed diet(s) Teaching patients/families and staff special dietar...
WIC Nutritionist- Serve as a team member in providing nutrition education to participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC Program) utilizing a variety of delivery methods. CPA II MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences, Community Nutrition, Clinical or Human Nutrition, Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, or Public Health Nutrit...
* If you are unable to apply following our standard procedures and need accommodation, please contact us at (310)222-3616. Required Skills & Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelors degree with major in nutrition, public health, health education, dietetics or related field. Masters degree preferred. Supervision/ management experience and experience working in public health setting. (Thr...
Per-diem Nutritionist responsible for providing high quality nutrition assessment, counseling and education to WIC program participants. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition, Foods & Nutrition or Nutrition Education. Excellent customer service skills; an ability to serve clients efficiently in fast-paced public health setting. Ability to work cooperativel...
Company Confidential Kitchawan, NY, 10562
CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST / BILINGUAL SPANISH: WESTCHESTER FACILITY HAS IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR QUALIFIED CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST WITH BILINGUAL SPANISH SKILLS PERMANENT POSITION VERY IMMEDIATE HIRE MONDAY – FRIDAY 9AM – 5PM $75K + EXCELLENT BENEFITS BENEFITS INCLUDE: MEDICAL, DENTAL, LIFE INSURANCE, FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS, 403(B) & 401(K), & EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE JOB DUTIES: CONDUCT INTERVI...
White Sands Treatment Center is a leading residential and outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Fort Myers. We are seeking an energetic, caring and inspired Clinical Contract Dietician. Experience in the field of drug and alcohol treatment is a preferred. This is a part time position. Responsibilities Be a part of the clinical team providing nutrition therapy to our inpatient popu...
A globally recognized Dairy Nutrition company is looking to bring on a consultative person to make feed recommendations directly on the farm to large herds (500+ head). You will be servicing and selling to an already well-established territory of dairy producers, mills, vets, and nutritionists. You will be working with a product that has been researched and proven to be profitable for the producer...
Nutritionist Nardone Bros Baking Co Inc. manufactures frozen pizza products for the National School Lunch Program, food service, and private label customers. Our experience in the pizza industry dates back to the 1940's when the Nardone Family began selling pizza as an addition to the family-owned bread making business located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our company has a job opening in the N...
Weight Loss Consultant Have you ever wanted to work for Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, or any other weight loss company? Are you passionate about weight loss, health and nutrition? If so, you may be just the person we are looking for! We are seeking a highly energetic individual to work as a Weight Loss Consultant in our office. To qualify you must possess the following skills: The a...
Registered Dietician (RD) - Nutritionist - to work in Hemo Dialysis for a fast paced Hospital in Brooklyn MUST BE REGISTERED DIETICIAN (RD) Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm = flexible to work 11am - 7pm when needed long term assignment payrate: $26 - $28/hr long term contract Registered Dietician would be working with outpatients on Hemo Dialysis and should have year of eperience working with Renal patien...
PROGRAM NUTRITIONIST Women, Infants and Children (WIC) The Nutritionist provides nutrition services to high-risk women, infants and children including collecting patient information, assessing dietary & nutritional risk, providing counseling and education including follow up education and health and social service referrals, participate in planning/development of nutrition policies & programs, an...
Open Door is seeking Assistant Director/WIC Nutritionist for its Family Medical Centers in Ossining, NY. The Assistant Director/WIC Nutritionist will report to Dosoon Min, WIC Director and will be based in Ossining, NY. All Open Door Family Medical Centers are located in Westchester and Putnam counties located just North of New York City, which offer excellent schools, easy access to a multitude o...
Nutritionist Hamilton Health Center, Inc., a health care center servicing residents in Central Pennsylvania, is currently recruiting a Nutritionist. This position is responsible for the determination of WIC eligibility and nutrition risk level according to federal and state policies and company guidelines. Performs assessment and provides education to participants, providing tailored food package...
New Wave People is looking for a Nutritionist with WIC background, full time hours. You must be RD or RD eligible, or have New York State Certification. Description of Job Duties: 90% - Actively participate on the Breastfeeding and Formula teams to assist with the development and implementation of programming/materials within the New York State WIC Program; and assist in coordinating the Breastf...

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