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 11016$31.67/hr$21.98/hr$25.57/hr$30.25/hr$37.39/hr$44.64/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services80$32.63/hr
Education and Health Services790$29.60/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration210$29.42/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Rochester MN MSA N/A$29.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$32.03/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$31.53/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$30.71/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$28.04/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 40$30.26/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$29.59/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 60$32.26/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$29.80/hr11.7%
Southwest Minnesota 60$28.72/hr18.8%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$29.32/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 110$31.33/hr7.8%
Northwest Minnesota 110$30.25/hr5.4%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 110$26.09/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 170$30.01/hr11.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 670$29.45/hr10.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 710$29.34/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,110$29.74/hr10.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Social and Community Service Managers 3,360$35.37/hr9.6%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 3,920N/A20.8%
Pediatricians, General N/A$97.64/hrN/A
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,220$49.05/hr18.5%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 820$43.06/hrN/A
Epidemiologists 230$34.50/hr4.9%
Internists, General 1,180>$100/hr12.8%
Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 1,330N/A18.4%
Genetic Counselors N/A$37.67/hr16.9%
Pharmacists 6,490$66.78/hr5.6%

  • 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.