Clinical Dietitian

What Does A Clinical Dietitian Do?

Dietitians advise people about what to eat in order to promote health and manage disease.

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How Do I Become A Clinical Dietitian?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field is required to obtain this position. Some organizations may require a master’s degree, which may take an additional two-three years to earn.

What is the Average Salary For A Clinical Dietitian?

High – 85,000
Median – 61,000
Low – 38,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Clinical Dietitian?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry, biology, and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Nutrition

What Is The Work Environment For A Clinical Dietitian?

Dietitians typically work in hospitals and nursing or residential facilities.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Clinical Dietitian?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada