Training Requirements for Dietitians And Nutritionists

Dietitians and nutritionists need a bachelor's degree and internship/residency.

Degrees for Dietitians and nutritionists
Percent
Less than High School 3.0
High School 12.0
Some College 8.7
Associates Degree 5.1
Bachelors Degree 37.2
Masters Degree 28.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.0

Employment Outlook for Dietitians And Nutritionists

This represents about 66,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 11,000 more dietitians and nutritionists but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 16,000 more.

Typical Income for Dietitians And Nutritionists

Hourly Income

On average,dietitians and nutritionists make $28.69 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dietitians and nutritionists $17.54 $22.69 $28.33 $34.54 $39.62
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $23.60 $28.74 $37.49 $53.60 $84.62
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, dietitians and nutritionists make $59,670 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Dietitians and nutritionists $36,470 $47,200 $58,920 $71,840 $82,410
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners $49,090 $59,780 $77,980 $111,480 $176,020
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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