Dietitians and Nutritionists

risk level
Based on 265 votes
by 2031
or $31.94 hourly
as of 2022

Automation risk

9% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

50% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's unclear if this occupation will be replaced. However, employees may be able to find reassurance in the automated risk level we have generated, which only shows 9% chance of automation.

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Fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Dietitians and Nutritionists' job openings is expected to rise 6.8% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Dietitians and Nutritionists' was $66,450, or $31.94 per hour

'Dietitians and Nutritionists' were paid 43.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 69,880 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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