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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 9012$34.08/hr$27.57/hr$29.21/hr$32.87/hr$38.41/hr$41.05/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services80$38.95/hr
Education and Health Services690$36.33/hr
Leisure and Hospitality710$34.84/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration230$37.25/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$34.77/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$32.17/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$35.82/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 40$35.20/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 60$33.01/hr8.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 60$31.54/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 70$35.20/hr5.9%
Northwest Balance of State 70$34.14/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 70$32.06/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$33.97/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$32.87/hr4.7%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 100$32.87/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 140$34.49/hr7.1%
Rochester MN MSA 190$37.30/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 250$36.94/hr7.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,070$37.00/hr5.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,140$36.57/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,720$35.99/hr6.6%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Social and Community Service Managers 5,380$39.35/hr11.8%
Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 170$86,094.29/yr3.2%
Neurologists 160>$100/hrN/A
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 3,360$89,050.98/yr17.3%
Health Education Specialists 1,510$33.78/hr16.2%
Medical and Health Services Managers 10,340$55.88/hr29.1%
Epidemiologists 280$42.39/hr32.9%
Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary N/AN/AN/A
General Internal Medicine Physicians 1,790>$100/hr0.9%
Pediatricians, General 740>$100/hr-0.7%


  • 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.
  • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.