Nutritionists and Dietitians are experts in not only food, but also how it affects our bodies in a number of different ways. The field of nutrition and health sciences offers a number of different career options, from sports nutrition to nutrigenomics, and allows those in the field to work in a variety of environments. Each job is different, and the pay can vary from job to job.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
Nutritionists and Dietitians make $53, 250 annually, on average, or $25.60 an hour. Most will enter the field with a bachelor’s degree or higher, and will train through internships and residencies in order to gain critical on-the-job experience. Many states also require licensing. The job outlook is good, rising 20% over the next eight years, which is faster than the average.
Of course, your actual salary will depend on where you live, how much education you have, what the specific job is, and what your responsibilities are. No doubt about it, though, jobs in the fields of health and medicine are on the rise, and the wages are promising for those who are prepared to do the job!