Dietitian Justus Hightower

Nature of Work - Dietitian. They are experts in nutrition and regulating diets due to their patients’ health needs. They advise people what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Training, Qualifications and Advancement - Becoming a dietitian requires a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and certification in high-level science courses and nutrition. There is definite possibilities for advancement because there’s plenty of different kinds of dietitians. (ex. Clinical, community, corporate, management and consultant dietitians)

Employment - They can work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and cafeterias or for state and local governments.

Job Outlook - It’s said that the employment of dietitians and nutritionists are projected to grow 16% for 2014-2024 which is much faster than average for all occupations. Dietitians are needed to provide care for patients with various medical conditions and advise people who want to improve their overall health.

Projections Data - 16%

Earnings - The median annual wage for dietitians was $57,910 in May 2015.

Related Occupations - Health educators and community health workers, Registered nurses, Rehabilitation counselors

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