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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DIETITIAN/ NUTRITIONIST Vernon County is looking for a passionate, dedicated, and motivated Dietitian/Nutritionist to be part of a dynamic team that is enhancing the lives of residents at Vernon Manor in Viroqua. Responsibilities: consult with residents and family upon admission, meeting individual dietary needs, completion of residents MDS, managing the operation of the Dietary Department and pr...
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...
Licensed Nutritionist A Licensed Nutritionist has studied nutrition and all of its specialties. This training will enable the Licensed Nutritionist to work in various settings, each of which carries its own job duties. A Registered Dietitian may be considered a Licensed Nutritionist, depending upon a state’s licensing laws, but not all Licensed Nutritionists are Registered Dietitians. The general...
New Wave People is looking for a Registered Dietician/ Nutritionist Full time hours. Position will be working with the below plan. DIVISION OF NUTRITION, Position Responsibilities Description of Duties: Metropolitan Area Regional Office Temp Public Health Nutritionist Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Responsibilities The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an entitlement...
About the Opportunity A healthcare facility in Brooklyn is now seeking a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist. The Registered Dietician/Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutritional education and information to patients and their family members. Company Description Healthcare Facility Job Description Specifically, the Registered Dietician/Nutritionist: Identifies patient's nutritional n...
JSY NUTRITIONIST Qualifications: o Registered Dietitian preferred OR o BS in Nutrition OR o BS in Public Health with a minimum 15 credits in nutrition o Must have 2 years community nutrition/public health experience o Strong computer skills o Travel required with possible overnight travel Responsibilities: JSY Nutritionist/Consultant will perform the following services for the Food Bank in...
NUTRITIONIST Full time to provide nutrition education and cooking demonstrations to Fayette County Food Pantries and to Senior Citizens. Requirements: BS degree in Nutrition or related field, car, valid drivers license, excellent communication & computer skills. Send resume to: ***** or Human Resources, 108 N. Beeson Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401...
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. is the designated Community Action Agency serving North Central Massachusetts. PROGRAM DIRECTOR Director will be responsible to lead and manage diverse private, state and federally funded programs to ensure compliance with federal regulation, state policies and procedures. The Director will build and strengthen supportive partnerships among government agen...
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...
Community Support Services, Inc. is a non-profit that provides services for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in upper Montgomery County. The position is for a part time nutritionist responsible to the participants in the residential program for monitoring nutritional needs. The position requires 20-30 hours per week including evening and weekend hours. Respons...
NUTRITIONIST Large WIC Program in Bklyn, F/T position available w/ competitive salary & benefits. *****...
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. Patients come in for treatment 2- 3 x a wk. Must have 1 ...
Open Door Family Medical Centers currently has an opportunity for a full-time Clinical Nutritionist to join its staff. This position will provide services for both Ossining and Port Chester sites. Responsibilities: Conducting interviews to obtain initial nutrition history Developing nutrition care plans, instructing patients on modified or normal diet plan in an empathetic and culturally approp...
Innovative, multispecialty group practice in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh seeking a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist to join our team of health care professionals. Our ideal candidate will have prior familiarity with with a functional, integrative approach to working with a wide range of health challenges. A functional or integrative approach to nutrition looks at ways to heal the whole perso...
Job Description: Nutritionist III (Health Fac) Participates as a team member or team coordinator utilizing expertise in the area of Nutrition in inspections, certifications, surveys, and investigations in Long Term Care facilities to determine compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Must be able to apply analytical and critical thinking skills in the collection of informat...
Job Description The Neonatal Nutritionist assesses high-risk patients in the NICU and CCN for nutritional needs and develops/implements nutrition care plan in conjunction with health care team. Analyzes patient medical data daily, and recommends type, amount and route of nutrition support. Provides nutrition education counseling to parents/caretakers, assists in formulating the transitional nutri...
Position Summary: Join the A2Z Home Medical Supplies, Inc. team as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Combine your clinical nutrition skills and marketing experiences in a business development setting. You will play an integral role in delivering high-quality patient care and expanding our reach through new and existing partnerships with hospitals, Doctor offices, referral sources and community...
Nutritionist/Medical Assistant needed for concierge medical practice. PLEASE READ ENTIRE AD TO BE SURE THIS JOB IS REALLY FOR YOU AND SEND A COVER LETTER EXPLAINING WHY YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON FOR THIS JOB Seeking a certified nutritionist or an individual with a strong interest in nutrition, weight-loss, and functional medicine. We operate a clinic focused on weight-loss (Ideal Protein as well ...
Responsible for evaluating patient's nutrition status in the home and for working with the Patient's familiy in the provision of nutrition counseling and establishment of treatment plan as per MD prescription. Skills/Requirements Valid RD certification and previous experince working with geriatric population....
Pay Grade: 40 Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience THIS IS A PART–TIME POSITION, WORKING 20 HOURS PER WEEK Job Summary/Essential Job Functions: This position will be responsible for implementing the nutritional component of research protocols, collecting, analyzing, and evaluating nutritional data provide assessments of patients’ dietary habits and nutritional status, provide ...

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