Careers in Healthcare - Career as a Dietitian or Nutritionist
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.
Most dietitians and nutritionists have a bachelor’s degree and have participated in supervised training. Many states require dietitians and nutritionists to be licensed.
Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is expected to increase 18 percent from 2012 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
Our presenters will be from the University of Akron's School of Nutrition and Dietetics.