Dietitians and Nutritionists

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Will "Dietitians and Nutritionists" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll suggests a higher chance of automation: a 38% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

Totally Safe

or 0.4% probability of automation

Projected Growth

16%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$58,920

or $28.32 hourly

People Employed

61,430

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 11 out of 706

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Job description

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

SOC Code: 29-1031

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CYNTHIA ANTONACCIO says
I agree. However dietitians need to explore more and more their communication skills ( Human to Human approach) to counsel patients and focus on behavior change. Food prescriptions and dictatorial plans are not different thant those brought by computers and nutrition tests and apps. Our future as dietitians of the future relies on bringing a better, new and differente approach. The "Instintuto Nutrição Comportamental" (Behavioral Nutrition Institute) in Brazil aims to change and amplify this professional"s view trainning our dietitians on skills to work on eating behavior change. We are pionneers here and would love to spread this to the worls. FOR A DIFFERENT NUTRITION APPROACH!
Jul 12, 2019 at 02:11 PM
Ana Cristina Thomé Ambrosio (Small chance) says
Nutrition is a science that is constantly evolving. Today, for example, we are in the age of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. There are many software packages that help in the professional's work, but nothing replaces the individuality of each service. Contact with the patient / client is essential.
Apr 18, 2019 at 01:02 AM

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