Hi! Thanks for the question.
When you have questions about particular careers and career trends
like the one as a nutritionist, the best source will be the
Occupational Outlook Handbook by the Bureau of Labor Statistics
I will try to answer your question in a point-by-point manner.
1. Specifically, what types of jobs exist for someone with my interests?.
a. Clinical dietitians ? ?provide nutritional services for patients in
institutions such as hospitals and nursing care facilities.?
b. Community dietitians ? ?counsel individuals and groups on
nutritional practices designed to prevent disease and promote health.?
c. Management dietitians ? ?oversee large-scale meal planning and
preparation in healthcare facilities, company cafeterias, prisons, and
d. Consultant dietitians ? ?work under contract with healthcare
facilities or in their own private practice.?
2. What type of degree does it require and approximately how long
would I have to attend school part time to earn it?
?Dietitians and nutritionists need at least a bachelor?s degree in
dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, or a
Usually these degree programs are for 4 to 5 years.
3. What's the average salary of a nutritionist? $41,170
Here are other sources that maybe helpful to you.
?Summary Report for: 29-1031.00 - Dietitians and Nutritionists?
?CareerAge - Nutrition and Dietetics?
?Dietitians & Nutritionists?
Online and Distance Education Degrees for Food and Nutrition:
Eastern Michigan University ? Online Degree in Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Kansas State University
East Carolina University
University of Alabama
University of Bridgeport
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
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online bachelors degree dietetics nutrition
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