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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 154184 19.55 513
United States 68,00077,900 14.62,300 2,1005,390

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.9718.7024.14 29.4636.0142.00
Alaska 34.9222.5426.80 32.6740.9649.96
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.1620.9025.79 31.3340.0748.44
Balance of State 40.7926.8129.40 36.2445.6956.56

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
15918 11.342.0 30.1
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation30
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation17
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 54
Number of job position postings 34
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.6

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Dietetic Internship GCRT