We surveyed 895 nutritionists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical nutritionist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a nutritionist?

Low

High

Working as a nutritionist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that nutritionists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a nutritionist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a nutritionist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a nutritionist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a nutritionist.

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Do nutritionists work full-time or part-time?

42% of nutritionists work in full-time roles while 58% work part-time.

Is being a nutritionist stressful?

Low

High

Nutritionists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a nutritionist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a nutritionist.

How competitive is the workplace for nutritionists?

Low

High

Nutritionists see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a nutritionist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for nutritionists.

Are nutritionists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Nutritionists are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do nutritionists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally nutritionists will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a nutritionist physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a nutritionists is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are nutritionists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Nutritionists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a nutritionist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a nutritionist.

Does being a good nutritionist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as nutritionists.