Complete supervised practice program at a health care facility
Pass a national exam conducted by the commission of dietetic registration
Posted as a certified dietician.
They are highly educated in the field of nutrition and dietetics — the science of food, nutrition, and their impact on human health.
Through extensive training, dietitians acquire the expertise to provide evidence-based medical nutrition therapy and nutritional counseling tailored to meet an individual’s needs.
What will you do daily
Providing health advice and promoting healthy eating
advising about special diets
educating health professionals and the public about nutrition
establishing and addressing key health needs
helping to facilitate dietary changes
working as part of a multidisciplinary team
supervising dietetic assistants and supporting the work of other healthcare professionals
interest in the scientific aspects of food
an interest in working in a care-based setting
strong verbal and written communication skills
the ability to explain complex ideas simply
excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships with patients/carers
teamworking skills to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team
the ability to prioritise your work and manage a caseload
time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
IT skills to record and access patient records
a positive attitude and the ability to motivate others
understanding and tact to deal with sensitive issues
negotiation skills to help patients overcome barriers and create positive change
caring and compassionate approach to other peoples' feelings
willingness to keep up to date with current nutrition information and research.
Where will you work
If you're working in the NHS you're likely to work a standard 37.5 hours a week. Elsewhere, you'll usually work 9am to 5pm, but may need to work some extra hours or weekends if required.
If you're self-employed, your hours will need to suit your clients' availability and may include evenings and weekends.
Job-sharing, part-time work and opportunities for career breaks are possible.
You could start working as a nutritionist while you are studying to be one. Once you complete your internship, the growth prospects are tremendous.
You may go on to specialise in a particular area of this field and focus on a specific group of clients.
You could go on to become a clinical dietician, community dietician, food service dietician, gerontological dietician, neonatal dietician, paediatric dietician, research dietician, administrative dietician, business dietician, consultant dietician and sports dietician.
You could work with children, movie stars, older people, sportsmen - the world is your oyster.
Nutritionists are recruited in private hospitals, clinics, food manufacturing industries, schools, gyms, etc.
If you do not like working under a boss, you may also choose to open your own consultancy clinic.
The exact number will depend on where you’re working, your education, skill set and internship experience. But we can give you a general idea.
If you are a fresher in the field, you could earn around INR 10,000 per month. With a year’s work experience, your salary (in institutions like private hospitals) may go up to between INR 15,000 - INR 18,000 per month.
If you choose to work in research, teaching or other sectors like food manufacturing, you may earn even higher, say INR 20,000 per month initially. You may earn additional income by conducting wellness seminars and writing medical journals.
As a consultant nutritionist, you would earn more in private practice. For a single consultancy session, you could charge anywhere from INR 2,000 - INR 10,000.
Depending on the number of clients and your popularity, you could see a meteoric rise in your income at over INR 20,00,000 annually.
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