Nutritionist | Selby College
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Nutritionists share scientific food knowledge and advice about the effects of diet and nutrition on health and wellbeing.

Potential salary

£24,907 to £37,890

Employment by 2024


Working hours

37 to 39 a week

  • 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.

You can find out more about careers in nutrition from the Association for Nutrition and Health Careers.

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