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Employment Outlook

Nutritionist For a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle educate individuals and groups about the benefits and health impact of optimal nutrition.


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Employment Levels

According to the Department of Employment, there were 4 900 people employed in roles similar to Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle as of November 2012, with projected employment levels in 2017 of 6 000. Employment for similar roles has risen by a rate of 5.6 % over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly through 2017.

Employment by State

A majority of those working in roles similar to Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle are located in New South Wales (32.3%), followed by Victoria (24.7%) and Queensland (21.1%).

Gender Split

This is a significantly more female dominated industry across both full time work (41.9%) and part-time work, with a predominance in female part-time work at 52.2%. Males make up 4.0% of full time employment and only 1.9% of part time employment.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle is 32, which is 8 years younger than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

People in roles similar to Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle work an average of 41.1 hours per week. This is the same as the average for all occupations. Male and female full time work is closely split at 45.8% and 40.7% respectfully.

Education Level

Almost all workers employed in a profession similar to Nutritionists for a Healthy Lifestyle have either a Bachelor degree (47.4%) or higher (52.6%).

Nutritionist For a Healthy Lifestyle Duties & Tasks

  • planning diets and menus, and instructing people on the requirements and importance of diet and on the planning and preparation of food
  • supervising the preparation and serving of meals
  • collecting, organising and assessing data relating to health and nutritional status of individuals, groups and communities
  • monitoring food intake and quality to provide nutritional care
  • calculating nutritional values of food served
  • planning, conducting and evaluating nutrition intervention programs and compiling educational material
  • providing nutrition assessments, nutrition management, and nutrition education, research and training
  • consulting with other Health Professionals and related workers to manage the dietary and nutritional needs of patients



*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only. 

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