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Nutritionist and Dietitian Programs in Washington State

The path to become a dietitian in Washington state is much simpler than you previously thought. This page may help you in finding information about dietitian and nutritionist degree programs in Washington, along with the salary and career outlook for health care science professionals in the state.

Campus-Based vs. Online Nutritionist Education in Washington

Schools offering degree programs in Nutrition in Washington state include subject-specific lectures such as anatomy, physiology, biology and nutrition, and also include courses in management and communication.

Online programs, as compared to campus-based programs, can be manageable and may be of great help to the working students. With classes readily available when needed, remote students and students with families can take classes when their schedule permits, allowing them access to an education that might not have been available to them otherwise.

Washington Nutritionist Salary and Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports (May 2012) say that mean wage in Washington for dietitians and nutritionists was $61,210 annually, with a hourly mean wage of $29.43, and 1,370 nutritionists and dietitians got employed. (BLS.gov/oes, 2013).

Nutritionist Salary in Washington By City
2012 Annual Mean Wage
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$64,800
Spokane
$54,750
Yakima
$46,910
Bellingham
$59,780

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Dietitians and Nutritionists, July 18, 2012,
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012, Dietitians and Nutritionists, March 29, 2013, 
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Washington, March 29, 2013,
Washington State Department of Health, Washington State Credentialing Requirements, Dietitian and Nutritionist,
Commission on Dietetic Registration, Laws that Regulate Dietitians/Nutritionists,

Nutritionist Schools in Washington

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