Exploring a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics
This is an excellent time to earn your nutrition science degree and enter the workforce. With at least a bachelor’s degree and the proper licensure, you can begin assisting organizations in nutrition science related research or help individuals make positive dietary choices that can give them the opportunity to lead longer, healthier lives.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected a 16% growth in employment for nutritionists and dietitians from 2014-2024. This career outlook projection is 9% higher than the estimated employment growth for all occupations over the same time period. The employment growth is attributed to people becoming more health-conscious and an aging baby-boomer population. Additionally, society has been making greater efforts to combat obesity in both children and adults. With these concerns in mind, it is no wonder that the need for more research regarding nutrients’ effect on the body has increased and that the demand for nutritionists and dietitians is continuously growing.