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Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in California

Use the links on the right to navigate to helpful tips on nutritionist and dietitian programs in California, as well as salary and career outlook. Learn what may be required, then get started on a potential path toward becoming a nutritionist in California.

Campus-Based vs. Online Nutritionist Education in California

Course work at nutritionist schools in California may include classes which are subject-specific (nutrition, dietetics, biology, physiology, communications, English, management, etc.).

One advantage of an online nutrition degree program over campus-based programs is the accessibility of the education. Busy students with family obligations can take classes online and work toward earning their nutritionist degree without sacrificing time with their families. Online programs may also provide working students the flexibility to earn a degree without giving up their career.

Below are a list of schools both campus and online for Nutrition related degrees in California.By requesting information from these schools you can learn about your potential career and what education or training that is required to reach that goal.

California Nutritionist Salary and Employment Outlook

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported that as of 2010, there were 7,000 nutritionists and dietitians employed in the state. Additionally, the EDD projects an employment growth of up to 20 percent from 2010 to 2020. As of 2012, nutritionists and dietitians in California earned a median annual wage of $68,621 (labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/, 2012).

The following table provides salaries in state by county.

Dietitian & Nutritionist Salary in California By County
2012 Annual Median Wage
Los Angeles
$67,772
Sacramento Metro Area
$71,082
San Diego
$62,497
Santa Barbara
$73,143

This table is based on data from the California EDD, Labor Market Information Division (labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov, 2012)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the recent increased interest in the role of food as it pertains to health and wellness -- diet and nutrition are important in both preventing and treating illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes -- is expected to spur professional growth across the nation (BLS.gov/ooh, 2012). The BLS projects that from 2010 to 2020, the number of nutritionists and dietitians working as part of the health care industry should increase nationwide by about 20 percent -- same as the growth expected in California. Nursing homes are also forecast to experience a demand for these professionals, as an aging population may require special dietary needs.

California Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Requirements

Nutritionists in California are not required to be licensed in order to work as nutritionists. However, the state does prevent people from using the titles of dietitian/dietician or registered dietitian/dietician, as well as the letters RD and DTR, unless registered with an approved agency (leginfo.ca.gov). Those not registered may still work in hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, but may not refer to themselves as anything other than nutritionists. More information on the registration requirements for the state of California can be found on our California Nutritionist License page.

Nutritionists and dietitians can contribute more to their community than just selling vitamin supplements. They may help manage the nutritional intake of patients and children, prescribe diet changes for healthier living, and provide needed public health information as a health educator.

Sources:

State of California Employment Development Department, Occupation Profile, Dietitians and Nutritionists,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Dietitians and Nutritionists, July 2012,
California Legislative Information, California Business and Professions Code: Section 2585-2586.8, 2002.

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