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Dietitian Working Conditions

Dietitians and nutritionists held about 66,700 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most dietitians and nutritionists were as follows:

  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: 30%
  • Government: 14%
  • Nursing and residential care facilities: 10%
  • Outpatient care centers: 8%
  • Accommodation and food services: 5%
  • Most dietitians and nutritionists worked full time in 2014, although about 1 out of 4 worked part time. Self-employed dietitians have more flexibility in setting their schedules. They may work evenings and weekends so that they can meet with clients

    Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition



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