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Typical Salary Information for a Nutrition Consulant

Areas Of Practice

Nutrition Consultants can be any number of different types of Nutritionists or Registered Dietitians, working in a variety of environments. These may include hospitals, outpatient clinics, community clinics, long and short-term care facilities, community support agencies, retail nutrition and wellness centers, consulting companies and government agencies.

What are the daily tasks for Nutrition Consultants?

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Daily tasks for a Nutrition Consultant include educating patients, food service employees, other nutritional professionals and specific communities on nutritional issues including proper nutritional planning and the latest research and development in the nutrition field.

Nutrition Consultants work closely with hospital, care facilities, community and governments agency personnel to diagnose patient needs, many times in conjunction with, or under the direction of, a physician or nursing professional.

Many of the assessments a Nutrition Consultant must make include working with patients with dietary restrictions, patients with difficulty in understanding complex dietary restrictions or those exhibiting a high nutritional risk. Consultants may work with patients with a history of malnutrition or slow wound healing process or other ailments where a physician or nurse desires additional input.

In a hospital setting, a Nutrition Consultant will many times confer with physicians or nurses regarding the nutritional management of patients. They provide additional service to in-home and short and long-term care facilities as well as instruction to health care providers and caregivers on diet and nutritional management programs.

Consultants additionally serve as an educational resource for physicians’ offices and community agencies. Many times, it is Nutritional Consultants who develop and maintain disease nutritional educational material used by physicians and community clinics in their area. They may provide continuing education to nurses, private and government agency personnel in nutritional counseling and latest research.

Requirements for Nutrition Consultants include an associate’s, bachelor’s or higher degree in nutrition science or related field, sometimes also including an approved study program or internship.

While the BLS does not provide salary or employment outlook information for nutrition consultants, it does provide information on nutritionists and dietitians which may be helpful in determining the salary and employment range for nutrition consultants.

Nutrition Consultant Salaries for Nutritionist Graduates

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

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            BS in Nutrition Science
            • Flexible, online and on-campus program available.
            • Capstone projects and clinical practicums that can help prepare students for more career opportunities.
            • Students learn from instructors with experience in the health care field.
            • Programs include Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness, Master of Health Care Administration, and more.
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            Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition
            Keiser University Campus , Port Saint Lucie

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            Master of Science in Nutrition Education

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            Be a part of something bigger than yourself. At American University, we strive to help you develop your professional interests and indulge in your passion for making a difference. Our online degree programs allow you to gain the advanced skills for active leadership in a variety of fields.

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            At American University, our smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We're defined by our global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

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            •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
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