Nutritionist

Nutritionists share scientific food knowledge and advice about the effects of diet and nutrition on health and wellbeing.

Potential salary
£24,907 to £37,890
Working hours
37 to 39 a week
  • knowledge of training and educating
  • customer service skills
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to read English
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to work on your own
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

As part of your day-to-day duties, you might:

  • undertake practical nutrition research projects
  • recruit volunteers to take part in trials
  • process and analyse biological samples
  • raise awareness and educate colleagues in the health field
  • aim healthy eating campaigns at particular groups

You could work in an NHS or private hospital, at a health centre or at a GP practice.

You could specialise in sports nutrition by taking a relevant postgraduate degree.

With experience, you could progress into management and policy development.

You can find out more about careers in nutrition from the Association for Nutrition and Health Careers.

Data from National Careers Service.
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