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Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in Pennsylvania

The path to become a dietitian in Pennsylvania may not be as long as you thought. The pages to the right can be helpful for finding useful tips on nutritionist and dietitian programs in Pennsylvania, as well as salary and career outlook for these health science professionals. You will also find specific information on how to become a nutritionist in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Nutritionist Salary and Employment Outlook

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Opportunity, from 2012 to 2020 dietitians and nutritionists may experience an employment growth of 11 percent, with most of the openings resulting from separations in the field. As of 2012, dietitians and nutritionists in Pennsylvania earned a national mean annual wage of $47,360 (BLS.gov/oes, 2012).

The following table provides nutritionist salaries in state by county. This table is based on May 2012 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania Occupational Employment Statistics (BLS.gov/oes, 2013).

Nutritionist Salary in Pennsylvania By City
2012 Annual Mean Wage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide employment growth of nutritionists and dietitians is expected to increase by 20 percent between 2010 and 2020 (BLS.gov/ooh, 2012). The BLS projects that these health care industry professionals may be in demand as a result of increased awareness of the importance of diet and nutrition in preventing heart disease and diabetes.

Pennsylvania Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Requirements

Pennsylvania's State Board of Nursing issues one license for dietitian-nutritionists employed in the state, which is required in order to practice. In addition, only those who are licensed are able to use the term licensed dietitian-nutritionist, or LDN.

Nutritionists and dietitians offer much more to their community than simply vitamin supplements. These professionals can help manage the nutritional intake of sick patients, in addition to prescribing diet changes for those with food-related allergies or diseases.


Pennsylvania Department of Economic Opportunity, Employment Projections, 2012,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Dietitians and Nutritionists, 2012,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Pennsylvania, Dietitians and Nutritionists, March 29, 2013,
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Laws that Regulate Dietitians/Nutritionists,
Pennsylvania Department of State, State Board of Nursing, Licensing, Health-Related Boards, Dietitian-Nutritionists, December 16, 2009.

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