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.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 74,700 people employed as dietitians and nutritionists in the United States. The median annual salary is $61,650. Entry level employees earn approximately $42,530 per year and senior employees earn approximately $93,640 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.