"Careers as Dietitians and Nutritionists"
Session #1 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Session #2 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Health & fitness has become a huge priority for many Americans today. With the U.S. obesity rate expected to rise a whopping 43% by 2018, professionals in the nutrition science field are increasingly in demand. People want to live long, healthy lives—dietitians, nutritionists, personal fitness trainers & other health professionals help make that goal a reality.
Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Dietitians and nutritionists work in many settings, including hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. Some are self-employed with their own practice.
Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree and have participated in supervised training. Many states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed.
The median annual wage of dietitians and nutritionists is now close to $55,000.
Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase 18 percent from 2012 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.