Dietitian and Nutritionist

Career Overview

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage disease. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Use the search box to find the video made by Laura!


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!
  • Nutrition
Work Environment

Dietitians and nutritionists typically work in hospitals and nursing or residential facilities.

Future Outlook

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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada