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Employment Outlook

Weight Loss Consultant

Weight Loss Consultants advise clients on weight loss and healthy living, nutrition and relaxation.


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Employment Levels

There are currently 4800 people employed in roles similar to Weight Loss Consultants in Australia and it’s considered a niche occupation. According to the Department of Employment, over the five years to November 2018, the number of job openings for similar professions is expected to be equal to or less than 5000.

Employment by State

A majority of of those working in roles similar to Weight Loss Consultants are located in New South Wales (32.6%), followed closely by Victoria (25.5%) and Queensland at 23.9%. Employment figures in Northern Territory, Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory all stand at 0%.

Gender Split

This is a more female dominated industry across both full time work (28.0%) and part-time work (48.9%). Males make up 15.2% of full time employment and 7.9%% of full time employment.

Age Brackets

The median age for people in roles similar to Weight Loss Consultant is 49, which is 9 years older than the median age of all other occupations.

Hours Worked

Weight Loss Consultants work an average of 40.5 hours per week. This is 0.6 hours less per week than the average for all occupations.

Education Level

The most common level of educational attainment for workers in a similar profession to Weight Loss Consultants is Year 12 (48.9%). 34% have an education below Year 10, while 17% have a Diploma / Advanced Diploma.

Weight Loss Consultant Duties & Tasks

  • Consulting with clients on cultivating healthy eating habits
  • Devising exercise strategies for optimum, healthy weight loss
  • Speaking with clients about personal fitness goals
  • Working one-on-one or with groups to offer advice on nutrition in conjunction with exercise regimes



*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.