Do you know what are nutritionists and what do they do? we are sure you must be having very little knowledge about them. So here we are with a new article about all the information on Nutritionists and its course if you are hoping to make a career in it.
So what are Nutritionists?
A nutritionist is the professionals in health who plan or make a diet for the concerned people. These days a healthy lifestyle has become a priority for individuals thus planning or promoting health through healthy food is the objective of Nutritionists.
Nutritionists are not like dieticians, they cannot plan food for patients having medical conditions like heart disorders. they help in giving advice to adopt a healthy lifestyle which comprises good food choices and focus on public health nutrition, education related to nutrition, etc. They can become nutritional advisors and consultants or go into research programs. they can also try to become food technologists or quality coordinators.
Besides other career options are also available like a nutritionist can help to create a meal plan for organizations or institutions like hospitals, schools, prisons, community health centers.
What are the skills required to become a Nutritionists?
For becoming a nutritionist, one should have good communication skills because the job is to talk and make the patient understand the need for good and healthy food, moreover motivating them to achieve some health goals. He should also have a compassionate attitude towards his patients and should understand the patient’s individual requirements.
What is in the Nutritionist Course?
Students interested to make a career in this field need to take admissions in a college which provides undergraduate postgraduate and diploma degrees in Nutrition. there are various colleges all over India that provide such a degree but are very competitive as admission is based solely on merit. Few colleges also conduct there own entrance tests which the students need to qualify before getting admission.
Following are few Institutes which have a degree in this field:
- University of Delhi ( Institute of Home Economics)
- National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.
- University of Bombay
- University of Mysore
- University of Madras
- Guru Nanak Dev University
Salary of a Nutritionists :
A nutritionist is in association with the richer section of society as they are hired to monitor the diet plan of people. thus they get a good amount of money on an average. if they work in private practice then they can earn from thousands and all depends on their skills and expertise. if they work in organizations or factories then they can earn a handsome amount with good perks and benefits. Generally, they earn from 30 thousand per month to 50 thousand if they have some amount of previous experience as well.
So, if you are also thinking to build a career in this field, you should go on and find the best suitable college for your self providing the degree and helping you to develop the proper skills regarding this course. Nutritionist are the new need of society in this modernized generation, thus you can also help in filling this void