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Dietitian and Nutritionist
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesPlan and conduct food-service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and disease control. May supervise activities of a department providing large-quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$53,250 per year in 2010

Work Context & ConditionsDietitians and nutritionists usually work in clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated areas. However, some dietitians work in warm, congested kitchens. Many dietitians and nutritionists are on their feet for most of the workday. Most dietitians work a regular 40-hour week, although some work weekends and work part time.

Minimum Education RequirementsBachelor's Degree

SkillsCritical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Time Management, Reading Comprehension, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

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