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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 Teamplayer_Helping others Emotional Intelligence  Communication skills – Understanding others

    Soft skills measured by TraitForward

    TraitNo of QuestionsCronbach’s  alpha (α)
    Written comprehension50.74
    Do they like reading?
    Teamplayer Respect for rules80.72
    Do they follow rules?
    Teamplayer_Helping others50.74
    Do they like helping others?
    Are they compassionate?
    Are they cautious?
    Emotional Intelligence60.80
    Do they understand how people feel?
    Communication skills – Understanding others60.74
    Do they understand others?
    Do they have a desirable work ethic?
    Can they influence others?
    *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

    The median annual wage for this profession is $61,650. Nonetheless several professionals may not be paid in that rate. A relatively low salary the 10th percentile of the annual wage is $42,530 whilst a relatively high salary, the 90th percentile of the annual wage is $93,640.

    Expected employment growth:

    The number of professionals occupied in US were 74.7 (in thousands) in 2021, whilst it is projected that by 2031, 79.7 (in thousands) will be occupied in this profession. This is a 7% change in 10 years.

    Find out the psychometric properties for the Dietitian Traitforward questionnaire