Dietitians and Nutritionists

6.1/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.64 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 9% (Totally Safe)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Dietitians and Nutritionists' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2031
'Dietitians and Nutritionists' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Dietitians and Nutritionists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Dietitians and Nutritionists' was $61,650, or $29.64 hourly
'Dietitians and Nutritionists' are paid 34.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as dietitians and nutritionists?

As of 2021 there were 66,690 people employed as Dietitians and Nutritionists within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Dietitians and Nutritionists.

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: 29-1031.00


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Harvey Clint says
I don't agree at all. My prediction is that dietitians and nutritionists will be ones who most affected by in the A.I. decade. Just search 'AI diet' on the app store and check it out.
Jul 10, 2021 at 03:25 PM
Richie (Highly likely) says
You could write a program to input dietary constraints and goals that spits out results faster than a dietician.
Apr 10, 2021 at 02:51 PM
Michal (Highly likely) says
Taking examination and giving advice based on the blood results can do advance algorithms
Oct 09, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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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