Occupational Employment Statistics


29-1031 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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 805$29.66/hr$21.74/hr$25.50/hr$29.17/hr$33.31/hr$38.26/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$28.84/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services70$30.95/hr
Education and Health Services770$30.20/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$29.97/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration230N/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$31.65/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$31.26/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 40$27.99/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$26.63/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 50$28.04/hr18.8%
St Cloud MN MSA 50$32.61/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 50$30.32/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$29.28/hr11.7%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$28.87/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$28.87/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$29.17/hr5.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 90$25.29/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$31.03/hr7.8%
Rochester MN MSA 140$30.71/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 180$30.67/hr11.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 660$30.09/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 720$29.83/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,140$30.12/hr10.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Social and Community Service Managers 4,010$36.13/hr9.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 3,920$91,689.72/yr20.8%
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,330$49.26/hr18.5%
Epidemiologists 240$35.62/hr4.9%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,250$70,603.61/yr18.4%
Genetic Counselors N/A$38.37/hrN/A
Pharmacists 6,520$67.18/hr5.6%
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary N/AN/AN/A
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 340N/A3.9%

  • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
  • Inspect meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance.
  • Purchase food in accordance with health and safety codes.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Manage quantity food service departments or clinical and community nutrition services.
  • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.
  • Coordinate diet counseling services.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.