dcsimg
Google Site Search
Nutritionist Schools By State

Nutritionist or Registered Dietician Assistant Careers

What are the daily tasks for various Nutritionists and Dietitians?

A Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian Assistant performs tasks like general health and dietary assessments, daily nutritional assessments, etc. They work on prescribing general and specialized nutritional plans for patients.

Many state health departments have created specific agencies for those interesting in this field. For instance, the state of California specifically recognizes a certified Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Assistant (WNA). This individual is certified in California to carry out the duties of a Nutritionist or Dietitian assistant, and often given additional duties for specific state funded programs.

Although a certified Nutritionist of Registered Dietitian provides more comprehensive and individualized nutrition services, as nutritional sciences become more popular, they must work closely with an assistant in this field to administer nutritional and dietary information to a growing number of patients and clients. Assistants must still learn the necessary skills to correctly treat patients, many times including a college certificate or degree from an accredited school.

Additional Duties Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian Assistants are also available to work in the community to a degree that a Nutritionist or RD is not able. This includes conducting classes for communities and education facilities in the community, performing workshops and other various pubic service.


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

Nutritionist / Dietitian Assistant Salaries for Nutritionist Graduates

Source: 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Dietician Degree Programs

Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused 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. 

            • Accredited
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits