Dietitians and Nutritionists (29-1031)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 138151 9.41 12
United States 66,70077,600 16.41,100 5001,600

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.6917.5422.69 28.3334.5439.62
Alaska 31.9118.0826.05 31.0039.1645.91
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.7825.2227.97 33.1940.2145.82
Balance of State 28.0016.0017.63 26.0434.9045.92

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15715 9.642.8 30.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation20
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 44
Number of job position postings 35
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.3

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Dietetic Internship Lic
Dietetics Bac