Nutrition and Dietetic Services

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage a disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

Introduction:

Dietitians and nutritionists evaluate the health of their clients. Based on their findings, dietitians and nutritionists advise clients on which foods to eat—and which to avoid—to improve their health.

Many dietitians and nutritionists provide customized information for specific individuals. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might teach a client with diabetes how to plan meals to balance the client’s blood sugar. Others work with groups of people who have similar needs. For example, a dietitian or nutritionist might plan a diet with healthy fat and limited sugar to help clients who are at risk for heart disease. They may work with other healthcare professionals to coordinate patient care.

Career Opportunities:

  • Dietitian and nutritionist

Employment Outlook:

Employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Salary:

The average wage and salary earnings of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are $57,430 annually or $27.61 per hour.

Location and Hours:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 150 Hours)

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