Profession

Dietitian/Nutritionist


Description

A dietitian (or dietician)[1] is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietitian alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dietitians are regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems.

Job Prospect

Medium

Work Environment

Clinical dietitians and clinical nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy. They work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, private practice, and other institutions.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Bachelor

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

Food Science and Technology, Diets.