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Nutritionists

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Nutritionists have similar tasks to those of dietitians. They advise people on the best ways to use food and nutrition to manage health and disease. Regulation of those using the professional title nutritionist varies by state. For example, in some states a person without any specialized training may be able to call himself or herself a nutritionist and offer dietary advice. For the purposes of this article, however, the term nutritionist refers to certified clinical nutritionists (CCNs) who have received specialized training and passed a certification exam. CCNs usually work in private practice and are concerned with the biochemical aspects of nutrition. There are approximately 74,200 nutritionists and dietitians working in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Scientific

Career Ladder
Department Manager or Professor

Nutritionist

Intern or Assistant Nutritionist

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