Nutrition Professionals

Career Cluster: Guardian
Nutrition professionals make a positive impact on people's health and well-being.

As a Nutrition Professional, work is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding. Every day, we have the opportunity to help people improve their health and wellbeing through the power of nutrition. We get to work with a diverse range of clients, from athletes looking to optimise their performance to individuals with chronic health conditions seeking to manage their symptoms. We get to use our knowledge and expertise to create personalized nutrition plans that meet each client’s unique needs and goals. We also get to stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends in the field, constantly expanding our knowledge and skills. Overall, being a Nutrition Professional is a truly rewarding career that allows us to make a positive impact on people’s lives every day.

Possible Pathways
To become a nutrition professional, you typically need to have a bachelor’s degree in nutrition or a related field, complete a supervised practice program, and pass a national examination. Continuing education is also necessary to maintain certification and stay up-to-date on the latest research and trends in the field.


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Projected Growth Source: Jobs and Skills Australia,, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Size of Field Source: ANZSCO 4-digit occupations: ABS Labour Force Survey, February 2023, custom trend.
Hours Worked Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report.