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Dietitian and Nutritionist Jobs

Are you seeking a job that will enable you to help people by giving them the resources they need to improve their health and wellness? Do the current issues facing our society such as obesity, chronic disease and the food industry spark your interest? If so, then a dietitian or nutrition job may be just what you are looking for!

Individuals who work in dietetics and nutrition are knowledgeable about food - what it is made of, where it comes from, how to prepare it, and most importantly, how it influences our health and wellness.

They use this information to provide guidance to individuals seeking nutritional advice. Dietetics and nutrition professionals also assist those suffering from chronic diseases, conduct research projects, manage food service operations, develop health education programming, and create food and nutrition products.

A career as a dietitian or nutritionist is possible for individuals with a variety of educational backgrounds and job skills. They can be found within many different venues and organizations such as the government, academia, food service, schools, restaurants, and corporations.

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There is a dietitian or nutrition job out there for every interest and area of expertise. If you are a people-person your career as a dietitian or nutritionist might focus on nutritional counseling and one-on-one interaction with clients or teaching small group workshops.

While working in a hospital or nursing home you could prepare and deliver meals to patients and provide outreach education about nutrition and disease prevention. Dietitians and nutritionists at colleges and universities make research-based discoveries in the field and teach future professionals. Those working in community settings help organize community gardens and local Farmer's Markets.

To prepare you for your job search in nutrition we have created this informative guide. It addresses topics such as the need for dietitians and nutritionists in our current society, educational requirements for different nutrition degrees, internship information, the importance of certifications and professional organizations, and types of dietitian and nutrition jobs complete with duties and pay ranges.

You will also find interviews with practicing nutrition professionals for a firsthand look at what a dietitian and nutritionist does on a daily basis along with tips and advice for finding a nutrition job.

Whether you are currently a health professional, or aspire to become a nutritionist, a dietitian, a dietetic technician or dietary aid, you will find something here for you. Take a look around, be inspired and get motivated to find your ideal nutrition job.

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Written By Lori Rice, MS

 

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