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Nutritionist

Nutritionist giving nutrition advice based on food packaging

Nutritionists teach and inform groups and individuals about diet and nutrition, motivating them to make changes that will promote a healthier lifestyle.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

Starting off as a nutritionist with the NHS you would be on the Agenda for Change salary scales. The current pay scales are from April 2023. You would start on Band 5, £30,229 to £37,664 a year. With experience and specialisation you could move on to Band 6, £37,831 to £46,100 a year.

Outside the NHS your income would vary according to your employer. It could range from £28,000 to £33,000 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

Nutritionists work for the NHS as well as a number of other employers including local authorities, residential care homes, sports clubs, or private companies. Some work freelance for a number of different companies. They also work in research based in universities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
6538
1.6 %
RISE
2029
6643
  United Kingdom
2024
75526
4.5 %
RISE
2029
78931

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Have a look at the A Tasty Career in Nutrition Science from the Association for Nutrition for some more information on this career.

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Contacts

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