- knowledge of training and educating
- customer service skills
- sensitivity and understanding
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to read English
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- excellent verbal communication skills
- the ability to work on your own
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As part of your day-to-day duties, you might:
- undertake practical nutrition research projects
- recruit volunteers to take part in trials
- process and analyse biological samples
- raise awareness and educate colleagues in the health field
- aim healthy eating campaigns at particular groups
You could work in an NHS or private hospital, at a health centre or at a GP practice.
You could specialise in sports nutrition by taking a relevant postgraduate degree.
With experience, you could progress into management and policy development.