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What career prospects are there for Dietician and Nutrition Professionals?

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Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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In today's scenario, due to change in lifestyle there comes a dire need for an individual to maintain his physical health. The role of a Dietician and a Nutrition professional in one's life helps him to maintain his weight and body health by following some diet charts. Scheduled well-balanced diet in one's day-to-day life helps him to stay fit and free from various illnesses.


Diet therapy is like a remedy in stressful daily routine. Our body requires nutritional diet to boost all the parts of the body in a proper way. A balanced diet is helpful in all the aspects such as age, work routine, psychological factors, digestion and all other nutritional facts. It's well said by Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation:


“It is health that is a real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.”


Various schools, nursing homes, prisons, hospitals, healthcare institutes are also demanding Dieticians and nutrition professionals for the well-being of an individual. Dieticians help to make people aware of the facts related to various diseases and recommend a well-balanced diet as per their body requirements and food habits.


Dieticians and Nutritions can be categorized in three fields: Clinical, Community, and Management.


Clinical dieticians/nutritionists can work individually in various hospitals, companies, health institutes and specialty clinics such as pediatric, renal, diabetics etc.


Community dieticians/nutritionists can work in a team for various public health organizations, government sectors, day care centers, food counselors and more.


Management dietitians/nutritionists can work as a food service manager to ensure the quality of food in hospitals, institutes, universities, nursing homes and more. One has to conduct, plan and manage training sessions, design food chart, and set food budgets for various organizations.


A dietician can perform various roles to have bright career prospects in different fields.


Government areas: In various government hospitals, health centers, colleges, industries and public departments one can work as a dietician or a nutritionist. He has to plan a nutritional diet for the meal provided by an organization.


Sports and health clubs:  For every Sportsmen and athletes, it is mandatory to be strict towards their diet and good habits to stay fit for building stamina. A Nutritious diet is a major part of their healthy routine. Dieticians and nutritionists are specially required in sports hostels, athlete camps, health clubs, canteen and nursing care departments.


Research and development: Those who want to have their career in a research field, Dietician and nutritionist can prove a bright option for them. One has to check out all the nutritional values of proteins, minerals, and vitamins in various foods. One can work in research hospitals, research institutes, universities or healthcare hospitals.


Teaching: One can teach in universities and colleges as a tutor of science in Dietetics.


Media Services: Working in any Mass media company is a great opportunity to give a kick to one's career. The role of a nutritionist is to provide all the necessary information related to nutrients related to the quality of food through media services.


Gym and slimming centers: Everyone wants to stay fit and to live a healthy life. People are showing interests in gyms and slimming centers for this reason and healthy and balanced diet is the first priority along with exercises. Dieticians and Nutritionists can tie up with gyms and can get suitable earnings.


Self-employed: After getting a specialization, one can work as an assistant director or director in any dietic department. He can also work as a consultant or a practitioner on his own privately.




In government sectors, one can get the pay scale fixed as per government norms in various health related organizations. In private sectors, one can get attractive pay scale starting from 10k – 20k monthly at an initial stage. After gaining experience, it can be high up to 1 lac depending upon work experience, location, and job profile. In the upcoming years, there seems a rise about 16% in the growth of dietician and nutritionists.


Overall, job prospects for a dietician or a nutritionist are having a good career scope. Eat healthily, stay healthy for your healthy future.


Stay Fit.

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