Dietitian Work Environment


A dietitian work environment is typically clean, well-lighted, and well-ventilated. However, some work in hot, congested kitchens.  Time can be spent at a desk, but many dietitians and nutritionists are on their feet for much of the workday.

Dietitians and nutritionists work in hospitals, cafeterias, nursing homes, and schools. Some dietitians and nutritionists are self-employed and maintain their own practice. They work as consultants, providing advice to individual clients, or they work for healthcare establishments on a contract basis.Most full-time dietitians and nutritionists work a standard 40-hour week, although some work weekends or part-time. About 20 percent worked part time in 2010.

Information on this page summarized from:
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Dietitians and Nutritionists,
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