Obesity in America is a growing problem. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2009 there were 2.4 million more obese adults than two years earlier. As such, nutrition has never been more important. Nutritionists give people information about the nutritional content of foods and beverages. They can work with community organizations, groups of people in the weight loss classes or schools. They select sports nutrition components and even make reviews on different nutrition supplements for fitness blogs, as well as make diet plans. Nutritionists are also involved in designing food menus in public institutions such as prisons and schools.
As part of the May 2010 national employment trends, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked dietitians nutritionists with his closest colleagues. It found that the average annual salary across the profession was $ 54,340, equivalent to an hourly rate of $ 26.13. Those within the support 10 percent earned more than $ 75,480, while the corresponding bottom bracket received less than $ 33,330.
Salary by Industry
According to figures from the Office, as many nutritionists worked with general medical and surgical hospitals. The office listed the average annual salary in this industry sector in $ 54,290. Similar rates were paid to people who work in nursing care facilities and doctors’ offices, which had respective average of $ 54,240 and $ 55,700. Outpatient care centers pay an average annual salary of $ 56,180, while doctors contracted by the local government earned $ 49,840 per year. By contrast, the federal government positions paid $ 69,610.
Salary by Location
Location also affects the level of salary of a nutritionist. The Maryland office is listed as the state in which, in all sectors of the industry, a nutritionist was likely to ensure the highest levels of compensation, with an annual average of $ 77,010. Hawaii and California were also lucrative locations, with respective averages of $ 66,010 and $ 65,020. Our Arizona and Kentucky was reported that payment rates almost identical – $ 49,470 and $ 49,420, respectively – while North Dakota was ranked as the state with the lowest wages, only $ 47,900.
If the Bureau of Labor Statistics predictions are correct, the employment opportunities for nutritionists and dietitians will increase by about 9 percent in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This is in line with estimates for the country as a whole in all occupations, estimated between 7 and 13 percent for the same period. Attention should be paid much more about nutrition and diet as a means of preventing the disease, and demand is likely to increase in many industrial sectors, from hospitals and nursing facilities, schools and prisons. Therefore, nutritionists should continue well rewarded for their services.