Career Details

Clinical Nutrition Manager

Career Overview

A clinical nutrition manager supervises the dieticians and line staff who develops the patient trays to patients. They also handle quality assurance checks on patient charts and trays.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in nutritional science or a related field is the minimum requirement for this position. Most clinical nutrition managers today have a master's degree in a related field. A master’s degree may take an additional two-three years to earn after earning the bachelor’s degree.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$38,000 /yr
$63,000 /yr
$86,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Nutrition
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks very good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Clinical nutrition managers generally work in hospitals, nursing homes, or other healthcare settings.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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