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Nutritionist Salary – What You Need to Know

Posted Oct 30 2013 8:19am

paycheck-gone There's no excuse for not having an education in today's world. You don't have an education – it's going to be a tough Life.

If you don't agree – you can count on it not unless your parents have a trust fund or you are an artist of some sort. Even then paying the bills can be a difficult task, if you haven't experienced this already. It becomes difficult for people to buy into the "It's only money" excuse considering how everything is so money-driven these days.

And then there are some professions where there's plenty of work (and a fat paycheck) for qualified individuals with the health profession offering more opportunities than you can handle.

Take for example, the role of a doctor and dietitian and so on and so forth. But there's place for nutritionists too…

A Day in the Life of a Nutritionist – An Introduction

spinach Not very different from those in the medical profession, a nutritionist is devoted to serving others in helping them understand the importance of food in their lives but most of all, getting them to eat better, thanks to the knowledge that they possess.

However, speaking of knowledge, there's a big difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist with the latter requiring a lot more studying since it is, by nature, more medicinal. On the other hand, a nutritionist is also available to provide general tips and guidance on – well, you guessed it – nutrition.

Simply put, the role of a nutritionist involves understanding how nutrients are used by the body while also understanding the relationship between diet, health and disease.

And since these professions overlap, some states in the United States consider both professions to be no different while other require one to complete a proper four year degree in order to be called a dietitian.

What makes this situation unique is that some dietitians continue to call themselves nutritionists since the latter remains a phrase that is popular among clients, patients and the medical community in general.

The reason for discussing this difference is depending on your individual needs, you can either contact a nutritionist or dietitian since they do perform different but very necessary roles in the community.

As for specializations and opportunities to work in this field, there are four major types of dietitians (unlike nutritionists, of course) namely clinical, community, management and consultant dietitians.

So, you can see that while a nutritionist might cover the basics of nutrition, dietitians do much more but that doesn't mean that a nutritionist salary isn't worth working towards.

Nutritionist Salary – What You Need to Know

Let's face it: a nutritionist salary varies from region to region while also depending on the kind of experience they've gained.

Yet it must be said that there are certain averages that people can expect if they're interested in following a career as a nutritionist.

Some of these numbers (paycheck per year) depending on certain fields include:

#1: Consultation and Business – $60,008

#2: Food and nutrition management – $64,002

#3: Nutrition education and research – $66,061

#4: Clinical nutrition/ambulatory care – $52,000

#5: Clinical nutrition/long-term care – $53,997

#6: Community nutrition – $48,006

#7: Clinical nutrition/acute care – $48,984

In Closing

Is there anything else that you would like add concerning the nutritionist salary? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Also, here is an article on how to find a nutritionist online .

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