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NUTRITION CONSULTANT/MEDIA SPOKESPERSON: I've Always Valued Food Over Medicine

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Michelle wears lots of different hats as a nutritionist and media spokesperson. She shares what it's like to be a spokesperson and talks about what led her into the field of nutrition. Plus she gives us advice on how to find the career you love.

School: University Of California San Francisco - New York University - University of California Davis
Degree: Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services - Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
Job Title: Nutritionist/Media Spokesperson

Job Summary: Dietitians and Nutritionists

Job Description

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Certification Requirement
Registered Dietitian

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$35,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Home, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='14100'>am a</span> <span m='14430'>product</span> <span m='14750'>designer,</span> <span m='15160'>so I</span> <span m='16050'>develop</span> <span m='16430'>wellness</span> <span m='16685'>products</span> <span m='16940'>and</span> <span m='17390'>nutrition</span> <span m='17840'>products.</span> </p><p><span m='18290'>As</span> <span m='18510'>a</span> <span m='18700'>speaker,</span> <span m='18840'>I</span> <span m='19390'>travel</span> <span m='19860'>to</span> <span m='20330'>a lot of</span> <span m='20825'>different</span> <span m='21320'>countries,</span> <span m='21815'>and I</span> <span m='22310'>travel to</span> <span m='22805'>New York</span> <span m='23300'>frequently</span> <span m='23800'>to speak</span> <span m='23980'>about</span> <span m='25440'>certain</span> <span m='25690'>topics</span> <span m='26110'>in aging.</span> <span m='26550'>And</span> <span m='26990'>sometimes</span> <span m='27402'>I do some</span> <span m='27814'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='28226'>appearances.</span> </p><p><span m='29055'>My</span> <span m='29470'>career</span> <span m='29930'>path</span> <span m='30470'>has</span> <span m='30660'>been all</span> <span m='30870'>over</span> <span m='31230'>the</span> <span m='31330'>place.</span> <span m='31970'>I</span> <span m='32355'>started</span> <span m='32740'>out</span> <span m='32790'>being</span> <span m='33130'>pre-med</span> <span m='33800'>when</span> <span m='34145'>I was in</span> <span m='34490'>college.</span> <span m='35510'>And</span> <span m='35620'>then I</span> <span m='35840'>realized</span> <span m='36200'>I</span> <span m='36550'>hated</span> <span m='36800'>the</span> <span m='36840'>hospital</span> <span m='37580'>after</span> <span m='37860'>I</span> <span m='38140'>got into</span> <span m='38614'>medical</span> <span m='39088'>school.</span> <span m='40036'>So I</span> <span m='40510'>got into</span> <span m='40860'>med school,</span> <span m='41240'>and then I</span> <span m='41470'>decided to</span> <span m='41892'>not</span> <span m='42314'>do it</span> <span m='42736'>anymore</span> <span m='43580'>and</span> <span m='44470'>change</span> <span m='44630'>paths,</span> <span m='45180'>because</span> <span m='45600'>I've</span> <span m='45870'>always</span> <span m='46490'>valued</span> <span m='48300'>food</span> <span m='49090'>over</span> <span m='49420'>medicine.</span> <span m='49660'>And</span> <span m='50110'>I</span> <span m='50520'>always</span> <span m='50840'>valued</span> <span m='51530'>wellness</span> <span m='51800'>and</span> <span m='52130'>just</span> <span m='52460'>being</span> <span m='52630'>healthy</span> <span m='52850'>and taking</span> <span m='53210'>care</span> <span m='53420'>of</span> <span m='53520'>yourself</span> <span m='54380'>and</span> <span m='54530'>taking</span> <span m='54820'>matters</span> <span m='55160'>into</span> <span m='55320'>your</span> <span m='55480'>own</span> <span m='55640'>hands.</span> </p><p><span m='56240'>And</span> <span m='56990'>so</span> <span m='57370'>I</span> <span m='57510'>decided</span> <span m='57580'>to</span> <span m='57860'>change</span> <span m='58390'>into</span> <span m='59350'>nutrition.</span> <span m='60450'>It's</span> <span m='60745'>been</span> <span m='61040'>a windy</span> <span m='61360'>road.</span> <span m='61630'>In</span> <span m='61820'>between,</span> <span m='62160'>I</span> <span m='62480'>worked as a</span> <span m='62740'>marketing</span> <span m='63430'>consultant</span> <span m='64180'>for</span> <span m='64440'>biotech</span> <span m='64700'>firms</span> <span m='65094'>and</span> <span m='65489'>things.</span> <span m='67380'>But</span> <span m='67580'>now</span> <span m='67870'>I'm</span> <span m='68070'>on my</span> <span m='68560'>way.</span> <span m='69050'>I'm on the path</span> <span m='69473'>that I've always meant</span> <span m='69896'>to be on.</span> </p><p><span m='70320'>I</span> <span m='71060'>wish</span> 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