Nutritionist Careers
Nutrition Careers

Nutrition Degree Jobs

A promising career of a nutritionist sounds almost irresistible and to reach a suitable level of post one must dedicate heart and soul to this field of study.

Nutritionists are people hired and employed for working in the healthcare sector. Their job is to instruct people what to eat and what not to eat and what can ensure them of healthy life without any disease or life threats. Nutrition degree jobs are just of those vast opportunities available for individuals who want to achieve a specific health-related goal.

Overview

In simple words, you would cover all sectors related to the healthcare industry. You can acquire a degree suited to your need and work as a nutrition science lab technician , public health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, sports nutritionist or even a clinical nutritionist. You would be giving services in the tertiary sector by getting employed or starting up your very own consultation. Nutritionists attempt to give ease to their client’s body and lifestyle by giving workable solutions to be implemented on a daily basis.

 

Job Outlook

A lot of fields are available to let you chose the one of your choice. Nutrition degree can get you prolific jobs in regional hospitals and health care centers where you could be employed as dietetic technicians or dietetic aids. Then you could work in the food industry as well offering employment opportunities in finances, marketing, human resources, culinary, sales, and creating new food products. The biggest employment opportunities are in the pharmaceutical companies where employees work with business professionals to test new medicines and products. One could even work as a clinical dietician.. You would be responsible to create dietary plans so that they could optimize their health and well-being. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics wrote that from 2010 to 2020 the employment in the sector of nutritionists and dietitians would rise at a fair rate of 20 percent. (www.bls.gov/)

Salary Forecast

The best description about the annual pay of a dietitian and a nutritionist was given by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics because they stated that in May 2010 it was $53,250. This salary depends on the work schedule. Most work full time earning more than these stats. (www.bls.gov/)

Educational Requirements

To be employed in a reputable firm, one needs to be licensed, certified or registered according to the rules of the state. The minimum education required by these firms is a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a linked area but could vary depending on your field of study and employer. College students take subjects in food, nutrition, biology, biochemistry, chemistry and more. A bachelor’s degree is completed in four years focusing on courses like human nutrition and experimental foods. There is a two year degree program available for more advanced clinical positions. The courses maybe offered online or traditionally like those of physiology and metabolism.

Originally posted 2016-10-19 07:21:00.

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