There are currently an estimated 68,000 registered dietitian nutritionists in the United States. The registered dietitian nutritionist job market is expected to grow by 14.6% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are registered dietitian nutritionists?

CareerExplorer rates registered dietitian nutritionists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 12,800 registered dietitian nutritionists. That number is based on 9,900 additional registered dietitian nutritionists, and the retirement of 2,900 existing registered dietitian nutritionists.

What’s the supply of registered dietitian nutritionists?

The registered dietitian nutritionist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, New York

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist job market by state

State Name Employed Registered Dietitian Nutritionists
California 7,950
Texas 4,990
New York 4,800
Pennsylvania 2,950
Florida 2,590
Ohio 2,440
Illinois 2,340
North Carolina 1,940
New Jersey 1,880
Georgia 1,830
Massachusetts 1,820
Michigan 1,790
Missouri 1,520
Washington 1,450
Wisconsin 1,420
Arizona 1,390
Virginia 1,210
Indiana 1,160
Maryland 1,120
Minnesota 1,090
Colorado 1,000
Tennessee 980
South Carolina 890
Louisiana 870
Connecticut 850
Alabama 820
Oklahoma 780
Kentucky 760
Iowa 740
Oregon 710
Utah 680
Kansas 630
Puerto Rico 590
Nebraska 560
Mississippi 510
Arkansas 460
New Mexico 420
Nevada 390
District of Columbia 380
Hawaii 340
West Virginia 340
New Hampshire 270
Idaho 270
North Dakota 260
Vermont 230
South Dakota 200
Maine 200
Delaware 180
Montana 180
Rhode Island 170
Alaska 150
Wyoming 90
Guam 30