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 Lowell* 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 continuing ...
Treating you better…for life. Saint Peter’s University Hospital was founded in 1907 and is part of the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System formed in 2007 that also includes the Saint Peter’s Foundation and Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corporation, which oversees various initiatives (the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center, CARES Surgicenter, and Adult Day Center in Monroe). Sain...
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A Medical Wellness center located in Miami-Dade is looking for Nutrition candidates to place in new affiliate offices throughout South Florida. The affiliate offices are looking to provide weight loss programs, lifestyle change programs, exercise plans, complete supplement/vitamin recommendations, food allergy testing, and metabolic Vo2 Max testing programs for the current patients within the prac...
JOB DESCRIPTION Job TITLE: Nutritionist LOCATION: Strykersville, NY Shur-Gain, a Nutreco company offers world-class animal nutrition feeding programs to its customers and is Canada’s largest Animal Nutrition Company supported by leading trusted brands. Our parent company, Nutreco, is a global leader in the animal nutrition and aqua culture business. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Nutreco emp...
Overview Looking for a certified health professional to consult with NuSpecies’ Clients about their Health and Sell them NuSpecies’ Custom Nutritional Formulas and Diet and Lifestyle Services. Full-Time Position with Benefits Coverletter Please visit our website, www.nuspecies.com, to familiarize yourself with our work. Write a cover letter with specific reasons why you’d like to work for NuSp...
Overview Looking for a certified health professional to consult with NuSpecies’ Clients about their Health and Sell them NuSpecies’ Custom Nutritional Formulas and Diet and Lifestyle Services. Full-Time Position with Benefits Coverletter Please visit our website, www.nuspecies.com, to familiarize yourself with our work. Write a cover letter with specific reasons why you’d like to work for NuSp...
Nutritionist - Director of Nutrition - Clinical Dietitian Director of Nutrition Ellensburg, WA area Here is an amazing opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced candidate to take on the role as Director of Nutrition with an exceptional hospital located in Washington! Director of Nutrition - This is a full time, permanent position available for immediate hire! - Top ranked hospital i...
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...
Job Purpose: Promotes health through nutrition by designing, implementing, and teaching nutrition techniques and programs. Position Requirements: * Graduate from an accredited college or university with a minimum of an Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition. * Minimum of 2 years’ experience in nutrition, preferably in a substance abuse program or equivalent. * Knowledge of eating disorders p...
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...
Nutritionist for the Cayuga County Health Dept. to work in WIC. Providing nutritional education to clients and assisting in obtaining other available community resources. Bachelors Degree in food and nutrition and a Registered Dietician. Please call 315-253-1560....
WIC NUTRITIONIST $18.60 - $22.32 Hour DOE to start, plus benefits, 32 hours per week Requires registration as a Registered Dietician by the American Dietetic Association or MS degree in nutrition or Public Health Nutrition. Responsible for in-depth nutrition and assessment counseling of WIC participants, and the development of written nutrition care plans. Must have ability to develop and impleme...
NUTRITIONIST I,WOMEN, INFANT & CHILDREN (WIC) JOB DESCRIPTION: The Nutritionist I-WIC implements specialized nutrition plans for clients in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program and uses professional integrity to plan and initiate individual nutrition plans for WIC patients. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to implementing Federal and State guidelines for WIC Progra...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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