Clinical Dietician Salary

The average salary for a Clinical Dietician is $50,000 per year.

$43,848 - $116,350
$44K
$51K
$120K
MEDIAN: $51,000
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Salary $43,848 - $116,350
Bonus $1,750
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$44,115 - $84,971
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Clinical Dietician

Clinical dietitians are experts in nutrition who help clients maintain healthy lifestyles and achieve their health-related goals. They are responsible for learning about their clients' specific needs, creating a nutritional plan of action in consultation with the clients, evaluating clients' progress and making adjustments to the plans as needed. These individuals may also conduct educational sessions for clients, the community or other groups on nutrition and healthy lifestyles, and they must attend required team meetings and educational programs. Clinical dietitians work in many types of environments, including hospitals, private practice and long-term care facilities, to provide nutrition therapy directly to clients. They generally work during regular business hours, although weekend work or other hours may be required; these professionals can work part time or full time.

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Clinical Dietician Tasks

  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, diet modifications, food selection and preparation.
  • Consult with physicians and health care staff to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
  • May monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits and nutrition monitoring.
  • Screen, assess and evaluate nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.

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Clinical Dietician Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Dietician?

Clinical Dietician in Norman:
"Nobody will respect you."
Nutrition information (and misinformation) is ubiquitous and everyone thinks they know the right answers better than you do-- even if they have never had a nutrition course (doctors are included here). Unfortunately, nutrition is also very hard to research and new and conflicting information is available seemingly every day-- we do sometimes find that what was believed to be true 5 years ago is no longer the case. As an RD you will have to fight for any respect at all and work really hard to stay on top of the new research (and pseudoscience) to remain relevant. I wish I had put my nutrition knowledge toward work as an RN or other professional whose pay would not stagnate through the years (I make less now than I did 10 years ago).

Key Stats for Clinical Dietician

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
19%
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Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 13%
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