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Occupational Report for Dietitians and Nutritionists (29-1031) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

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Dietitians and Nutritionists
Employment Outlook for Dietitians and Nutritionists
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was at about the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be at about the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable, but limited, employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Dietitians and Nutritionists There are 17 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 17 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Manager - Nutritional Services, Req #25563 9/10/14 Albany DOE
Clinical Dietitian - Adult Oncology Ambulatory Care Dietitian 9/10/14 Portland
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian - Relief 9/10/14 Portland
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian 9/10/14 Portland
Clinical Dietitian - Adult Relife 9/10/14 Portland
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian 9/10/14 Portland
Dietitian 9/10/14 Medford
Nutrition Operations Manager (2 positions) 9/2/14 Eugene
Clinical Dietitian 8/31/14 Portland
Nutrition Operations Manager 8/24/14 Eugene
Registered Dietician: Avamere Living Regional Operations 8/15/14 Portland
Clinical Dietician 8/12/14 Ontario
Dietitian 8/6/14 Baker City
Registered Dietician 7/15/14 Grants Pass $29.00/hr to $30.00/hr
Nutrition Specialist (On-Call) 5/28/14 Portland
Dietitian 5/20/14 Medford
Dietitian 5/20/14 Newport
Job Openings from the Web for Dietitians and Nutritionists The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 23 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 23 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Dietitian 9/12/14 Newport Fresenius Medical Care
Consultant Dietitian (Registered Dietitian) Full Time 9/11/14 Springfield Pinnacle Health
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Dietitian - Adult Oncology Ambulatory Care Dietitian 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Dietitian - Pediatric Dietitian - Relief 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Clinical Dietitian - Adult Relife 9/9/14 Portland Oregon Health & Science University
Dietitian 9/8/14 Medford Providence Health & Services
Wellness Manager - On Site Registered Dietitian 9/5/14 Hillsboro Guckenheimer
Dietitian - Emanuel Medical Ctr 9/5/14 Portland LEGACY HEALTH CARE
Manager - Nutritional Services 9/5/14 Albany Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Nutrition Operations Manager (2 positions) 8/29/14 Eugene University of Oregon
Clinical Dietitian 8/28/14 Portland Adventist Medical Center
Nutrition Operations Manager 8/21/14 Eugene NCAA
Nutrition Operations Manager 8/21/14 Eugene National Collegiate Athletic Association
Registered Dietician: Avamere Living Regional Operations 8/13/14 Portland Avamere Health Services
Nutrition Specialist (On-Call) 8/11/14 Portland Kaiser Permanente
Dietitian 8/4/14 Baker City Saint Alphonsus Health System
Dietary Manager 8/4/14 Portland Consonus Healthcare Services
Dietary Manager 8/4/14 Portland Marquis Companies - Home Office
Clinical Dietician 8/4/14 Ontario Saint Alphonsus Health System
Dietician 7/18/14 Portland Providence Health & Services
Registered Dietician 7/16/14 Grants Pass
State of Oregon License Information for Dietitians and Nutritionists
License License Authority Web Site
Dietitians, Licensed Oregon Health Licensing Agency
Wages for Dietitians and Nutritionists
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
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Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $21.82 $25.69 $30.31 $34.41 $37.00 $29.77 $61,932
Multnomah / Washington 21.25 26.27 31.18 35.14 37.46 30.11 62,618
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 22.90 25.74 30.63 34.17 36.29 29.87 62,120
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 20.54 23.60 26.52 29.31 34.87 26.88 55,922
Lane 23.93 25.76 28.75 33.51 36.29 28.78 59,871
Jackson / Josephine 14.06 24.05 28.30 32.41 35.69 27.12 56,411
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 25.72 28.53 32.52 36.58 50.85 34.36 71,459
Clackamas 26.11 30.48 33.69 37.55 44.35 33.88 70,477
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Regional Employment Projections for Dietitians and Nutritionists
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 586 684 98 16.7% 10 7 17
Multnomah / Washington 238 283 45 18.9% 4 3 7
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 82 90 8 9.8% 1 1 2
Lane 47 60 13 27.7% 1 1 2
Clackamas 36 40 4 11.1% 0 0 0
Jackson / Josephine 35 40 5 14.3% 0 0 0
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 28 30 2 7.1% 0 0 0
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 23 26 3 13.0% 0 0 0
Douglas 15 16 1 6.7% 0 0 0
Coos / Curry 10 11 1 10.0% 0 0 0
Morrow / Umatilla 9 10 1 11.1% 0 0 0
Klamath / Lake 7 7 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 7 8 1 14.3% 0 0 0
Grant / Harney / Malheur 7 8 1 14.3% 0 0 0
Baker / Union / Wallowa 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 2 2 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Dietitians and Nutritionists
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 586
Total All Industries Private 408
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 15
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 331
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 112
Offices of Physicians Private 28
Outpatient Care Centers Private 63
Hospitals Private 192
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 191
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 25
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) Private 11
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly Private 10
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Private 11
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries Private 11
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries Private 11
Accommodation and Food Services Private 30
Food Services and Drinking Places Private 30
Special Food Services Private 30
Other Services (except Government) Private 11
Total All Industries Federal 22
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 22
Total All Industries State 36
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 23
Total All Industries Local 115
Educational Services Local 32
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 27
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 14
Hospitals Local 13
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 13
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 67
Educational Requirements for Dietitians and Nutritionists The typical entry level education for this occupation is a Bachelor's degree. In addition, an internship/residency is typically needed to attain competency in the skills needed in this occupation.
Skills for Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Analyze Medical Data
  • Analyze Menus
  • Analyze Recipes
  • Apply Active Listening Techniques
  • Apply Basic Chemistry
  • Apply Chemistry Theory
  • Apply Counseling Techniques
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Institutional Care Procedures
  • Apply Nutrition Research Techniques
  • Apply Nutritional Practices
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Collect Clinical Data
  • Cook In Quantity
  • Determine Food And Beverage Costs
  • Determine Portions
  • Follow Recipes
  • Make Presentations
  • Manage Finances For Institutional Food Service
  • Observe Patients, Report Patients' Condition And Responses To Treatment
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Plan And Organize Nutritional And Food Programs
  • Plan And Prepare Menus
  • Plan Meal Presentations
  • Prepare Reports In Timely Manner
  • Provide Dietary Counseling
  • Research Work-Related Topics Using Library Resources
  • Supervise Food And Beverage Preparation
  • Teach Food And Nutrition Principles
  • Understand Needs Of The Elderly
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Dietitians and Nutritionists The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-4433
Programs of Training:
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: (503) 494-7800
Programs of Training:
Oregon State University
0
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: (541) 737-0123
Programs of Training:
The Wellspring School for Healing Arts, LLC
2440 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
Phone: (503) 688-1482
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Dietitians and Nutritionists No Career Pathway links were found for this occupation.
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Dietitians and Nutritionists matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Dietetic Technicians 57%