Career Details

Clinical Dietitian

Career Overview

Dietitians advise people about what to eat in order to promote health and manage disease.


A four-year bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field is required to obtain this position. Some organizations may require a master's degree, which may take an additional two-three years to earn.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$38,000 /yr
$61,000 /yr
$85,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

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

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

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Work Environment

Dietitians typically work in hospitals and nursing or residential facilities.


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

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