What are some examples of jobs for Registered Dietitians?

Clinical dietitians assess patients’ nutritional needs, may manage food service departments, and provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to treat and prevent diseases. Common work settings include hospitals and nursing care facilities. Annual salary range: $46,009 to $69,576.1

Management dietitians oversee large-scale meal planning and preparation, budgets, enforce regulations, and supervise other RDs and food service workers. Common work settings include healthcare facilities, company cafeterias, schools, and prisons. Annual salary range: $60,008 to $87,006.1

Community dietitians provide nutrition education and counseling to groups and individuals. Typical work settings include state and local health departments, home health agencies, WIC, and other grant-funded programs. They often work with special populations such as people with low incomes, elderly, children, and individuals with special needs. Annual salary range: $42,993 to $62,441.1

Non-RD-required jobs in a variety of management, health, community, education, and industry fields (link to non-RD jobs)

1 Salary range for RD positions is 25th to 75th percentile. Source: ADA Compensation and Benefits Survey of the Dietetics Profession, 2011

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