Dietitians and Nutritionists


Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. Hospitals

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 970 18.08 13.17 20.53 37,610 27,400 42,710
Joplin MSA 20 21.23 15.03 24.33 44,150 31,250 50,600
Columbia MSA 70 19.17 13.95 21.78 39,870 29,010 45,300
St Joseph MSA 20 20.89 15.27 23.70 43,450 31,760 49,300
Springfield MSA 50 18.41 14.38 20.43 38,300 29,920 42,480
St Louis MSA 480 17.82 12.79 20.34 37,070 26,600 42,310
Kansas City* 190 17.94 14.50 19.65 37,309 30,163 40,882
Central Region* 110 18.61 12.90 21.46 38,707 26,833 44,644
Northeast Region* 20 18.60 14.19 20.80 38,682 29,513 43,266
Northwest Region* 30 19.44 13.02 22.65 40,426 27,072 47,103
Ozark Region* 60 17.71 13.09 20.02 36,832 27,224 41,637
Southeast Region* 60 15.16 10.46 17.52 31,542 21,761 36,432
Southwest Region* 30 20.91 15.09 23.81 43,483 31,378 49,535
St. Charles* 20 17.39 13.10 19.54 36,169 27,238 40,635
St. Louis City* 150 19.12 13.78 21.79 39,777 28,670 45,330
St. Louis County* 180 17.89 13.00 20.34 37,211 27,034 42,300
West Central Region* 20 15.28 9.91 17.97 31,788 20,610 37,377
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 20 17.38 12.45 19.84 36,140 25,895 41,263

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,020 1,080 60 5.88 33 Caution
Kansas City MSA 360 390 30 8.33 13 Good
St Louis MSA 500 520 20 4.00 16 Good
Central Region* 120 120 .00 4 Good
Northeast Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
Ozark Region* 80 100 20 25.00 3 Good
South Central Region* 20 30 10 50.00 1 Caution
Southwest Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
West Central Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Bachelor's degree in one of the following
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Nutrition (NEW)
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Nutrition Sciences
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist (NEW)
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other (NEW)