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Dietitians are professionals specialized in the field of nutrition. They generally try to improve the health of individuals by informing them about proper nutrition, and ideally, by helping to change their nutrition habits. They usually access nutritional needs, and provide information and advice tailored to specific individuals. They may also provide lectures or group talks, or they may be involved in research.

According to onet, 53% of employed dietitians own a post-baccalaureate certificate, 33% have studied to a masters degree level, and 10% have a bachelor degree.

Common tasks 

    TaskRelated trait(s)
    Access nutritional needs of individuals 
    Interpret laboratory tests and device necessary plans 
    Provide individual or group counseling services or teaching sessions on nutrition  Communication skills – Understanding others Compassion
    Coperating with health professionals and others Teamplayer Respect for rules Helping others Emotional Intelligence  Communication skills – Understanding others

    Soft skills measured by TraitForward

    TraitNo of QuestionsCronbach’s  alpha (α)
    Written comprehension50.74
    Are they effective readers?
    Teamplayer Respect for rules80.72
    Do they follow the rules of the team?
    Helping others50.74
    Do they find pride in helping others?
    Are they compassionate?
    Are they cautious?
    Emotional Intelligence60.80
    Are they able to understand people’s emotions?
    Communication skills – Understanding others60.74
    Do they communicate effectively?
    Do they have a desirable work ethic?
    Do they have influencing skills?
    *Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (α) determines the extent to which the questions consistently measure each trait and it is expressed as a number ranging between 0 and 1 . Higher values indicate higher agreement between questions.  A value of α equal to greater than .7 indicates acceptable reliability or internal consistency.  For more information on the psychometric properties of the solution, please click here.

    Did you Know?

    Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics

    Median wage: 

    $61,650 / per year

    $30 / hour

    A relatively low annual wage is $42,530 (10th percentile)

    A relatively high salary of the annual wage is $93,640 (90th percentile)

    Expected employment growth:

    Number of professionals occupied in US in 2021: 74.7K

    Projected number of professionals occupied in US in 2031:79.7 K

    Find out the psychometric properties for the Dietitian Traitforward questionnaire