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NUTRITION CONSULTANT/MEDIA SPOKESPERSON, IN-DEPTH: Seeing The Change Before And After Is An Empowing Thing

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Michelle goes in-depth about her career as a nutritionist; what she finds most satisfying and most challenging. She also speaks about the key step she took to find a career she really loves and explains the availability of jobs in the field of nutrition.

School: New York University - University of California Davis - University of California San Francisco
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
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $75,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Hospital / Clinic, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='14810'>cholesterol</span> <span m='15380'>down,</span> <span m='16590'>and</span> <span m='16740'>just</span> <span m='16940'>overall</span> <span m='17480'>have</span> <span m='17710'>a</span> <span m='17740'>healthier</span> <span m='18100'>lifestyle.</span> <span m='18710'>You've</span> <span m='18870'>given</span> <span m='19140'>them</span> <span m='19260'>the</span> <span m='19370'>tools</span> <span m='19665'>to do</span> <span m='19960'>this.</span> <span m='20785'>And</span> <span m='21140'>to</span> <span m='21420'>see the</span> <span m='21685'>change</span> <span m='21950'>before</span> <span m='22340'>and</span> <span m='22400'>after</span> <span m='22840'>is</span> <span m='23100'>such</span> <span m='23280'>an</span> <span m='23360'>empowering</span> <span m='23930'>thing.</span> <span m='24450'>It's</span> <span m='24790'>kind</span> <span m='24940'>of</span> <span m='25110'>addicting,</span> <span m='25440'>actually.</span> <span m='26310'>So</span> <span m='26580'>I</span> <span m='26850'>really</span> <span m='27115'>enjoy</span> <span m='27380'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='28106'>So</span> <span m='28470'>what</span> <span m='28630'>I</span> <span m='28750'>find</span> <span m='28960'>most</span> <span m='29260'>challenging</span> <span m='29600'>about</span> <span m='29940'>this</span> <span m='30370'>career</span> <span m='30776'>is</span> <span m='31590'>you</span> <span m='31680'>can't</span> <span m='32110'>make</span> <span m='32350'>people</span> <span m='32630'>change.</span> <span m='33010'>You're</span> <span m='33370'>a</span> <span m='33430'>guide.</span> <span m='34310'>So</span> <span m='35080'>you</span> <span m='35190'>can't</span> <span m='35370'>exactly</span> <span m='35930'>tell</span> <span m='36260'>people</span> <span m='36650'>to</span> <span m='36720'>go</span> <span m='36920'>in a</span> <span m='37330'>certain direction.</span> <span m='37610'>They'll</span> <span m='37890'>go</span> <span m='38130'>in the</span> <span m='38210'>direction that</span> <span m='39940'>they</span> <span m='40050'>want</span> <span m='40290'>to</span> <span m='40370'>go,</span> <span m='41070'>but</span> <span m='41250'>you</span> <span m='41340'>can</span> <span m='41610'>only</span> <span m='41920'>give</span> <span m='42290'>them the</span> <span m='42500'>tools</span> <span m='42860'>and</span> <span m='43600'>the</span> <span m='44050'>directions</span> <span m='44710'>that</span> <span m='45580'>you</span> <span m='45830'>think</span> <span m='46270'>would</span> <span m='46440'>help</span> <span m='46830'>them.</span> <span m='47200'>And</span> <span m='47250'>it's</span> <span m='47580'>up to</span> <span m='47670'>them to</span> <span m='47945'>make</span> <span m='48220'>those</span> <span m='48450'>changes.</span> <span m='49942'>But</span> <span m='50410'>every once</span> <span m='50745'>in a</span> <span m='51080'>while,</span> <span m='51440'>people</span> <span m='51830'>surprise</span> <span m='52310'>you.</span> <span m='52880'>And it's</span> <span m='53050'>not as</span> <span m='53210'>hard as</span> <span m='53645'>it seems.</span> </p><p><span m='54520'>The</span> <span m='54850'>key thing</span> <span m='55110'>that I</span> <span m='55330'>did</span> <span m='55640'>is</span> <span m='55810'>actually</span> <span m='56280'>I</span> <span m='56750'>researched</span> <span m='57200'>on</span> <span m='57280'>my</span> <span m='57420'>own to</span> <span m='57880'>figure</span> <span m='58350'>out</span> <span m='58590'>what</span> <span m='59130'>really</span> <span m='59410'>makes me</span> <span m='59890'>tick.</span> <span m='60750'>So</span> <span m='61175'>if</span> <span m='61600'>I</span> <span m='61865'>had</span> <span m='62130'>followed</span> <span m='62420'>along</span> <span m='62930'>the</span> <span m='63309'>path that</span> <span m='63688'>I was on</span> <span m='64069'>before</span> <span m='64540'>with</span> <span m='64750'>med</span> <span m='65110'>school</span> <span m='65375'>or</span> <span m='65640'>staying in</span> <span m='66040'>biotech,</span> <span m='66500'>I</span> <span m='66610'>wouldn't have</span> <span m='66920'>been</span> <span m='67080'>happy.</span> <span m='67990'>Because</span> <span m='68100'>I</span> <span m='68240'>really</span> <span m='68540'>realized</span> <span m='69030'>that</span> <span m='69190'>what</span> <span m='69350'>makes me</span> <span m='69470'>happy</span> <span m='69900'>is</span> <span m='70330'>natural</span> <span m='70450'>health</span> <span m='70900'>and</span> <span m='71780'>really</span> <span m='72030'>staying</span> <span m='72370'>true</span> <span m='72670'>to</span> <span m='74850'>food</span> <span m='75320'>and</span> <span m='76260'>integrative</span> <span m='76820'>medicine.</span> <span m='77310'>So</span> <span m='77960'>that's</span> <span m='78230'>what</span> <span m='78460'>really</span> <span m='79210'>brought</span> <span m='79430'>me</span> <span m='79590'>here,</span> <span m='79860'>really</span> <span m='80130'>researching</span> <span m='80870'>that</span> <span m='81060'>field</span> <span m='81390'>and</span> <span m='81510'>making</span> <span m='81860'>sure I</span> <span m='82080'>knew about</span> <span m='82210'>all the</span> <span m='82580'>different</span> <span m='82890'>possibilities</span> <span m='83580'>before</span> <span m='83885'>picking</span> <span m='84190'>one.</span> </p><p><span m='84915'>It's</span> <span m='85240'>not</span> <span m='85656'>difficult</span> <span m='86072'>to find a</span> <span m='86490'>job in</span> <span m='86700'>nutrition,</span> <span m='87160'>because there's</span> <span m='87520'>so</span> <span m='87730'>many</span> <span m='87870'>different</span> <span m='88190'>possibilities.</span> <span m='88980'>The</span> <span m='89250'>profession</span> <span m='89610'>is</span> <span m='89810'>huge.</span> <span m='90670'>The</span> <span m='90980'>field</span> <span m='91360'>itself</span> <span m='91705'>spans</span> <span m='92445'>over</span> <span m='93630'>everything</span> <span m='94480'>from</span> <span m='94950'>now</span> <span m='95570'>digital</span> <span m='96100'>health</span> <span m='96800'>with all the</span> <span m='97160'>apps out</span> <span m='97570'>there,</span> <span m='98220'>to</span> <span m='98660'>being a</span> <span m='98840'>wellness</span> <span m='99140'>coach, to</span> <span m='99640'>working</span> <span m='99920'>in</span> <span m='100000'>a</span> <span m='100050'>hospital</span> <span m='100355'>if you want to</span> <span m='100660'>work as a</span> <span m='101145'>clinical</span> <span m='101630'>dietitian.</span> <span m='102115'>Some</span> <span m='102600'>dietitians</span> <span m='103085'>and</span> <span m='103570'>nutritionists</span> <span m='104055'>work</span> <span m='104540'>in</span> <span m='106490'>grocery</span> <span m='106950'>stores.</span> <span m='107520'>And</span> <span m='108420'>there are</span> <span m='108870'>grocery</span> <span m='109320'>dietitians</span> <span m='109770'>and</span> <span m='110370'>retail</span> <span m='110750'>dietitians.</span> <span m='111450'>There's</span> <span m='111730'>basically</span> <span m='112070'>so many</span> <span m='112260'>different</span> <span m='112660'>things</span> <span m='113060'>you can</span> <span m='113460'>do</span> <span m='113550'>with this</span> <span m='114050'>field.</span> <span m='115245'>So</span> <span m='115500'>whether or</span> <span m='115790'>not</span> <span m='116000'>you're</span> <span m='116140'>in</span> <span m='116390'>business</span> <span m='116990'>or</span> <span m='117330'>you</span> <span m='117770'>like</span> <span m='118220'>to</span> <span m='118290'>health</span> <span m='118605'>sector,</span> <span m='118920'>there's</span> <span m='119270'>always</span> <span m='119570'>an</span> <span m='119870'>opportunity.</span> 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