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Advisory roles in nutrition may involve giving advice to individuals, groups, or the general public. As such, the types of jobs you might find in this sector can be anything from a nutritionist to a national food advisory service.
People who work in this sector can be broken into two main groups: those who work with individuals, advising and guiding them on diet and/or nutrition, and those who advise government departments or the public. People who work with individuals spend much of their time:
Those who advise in a broader capacity are likely to spend more time:
Those who work in advisory roles may not only can have quite different jobs but can also come into this field from different angles. People who advise government, industry or the public more widely are likely to have built up a lot of experience beforehand. Those who work as nutritionists, food coaches or in other client advisory roles likewise will have built up knowledge and experience.
People who are considering this type of work as a long term goal need to expose themselves to the industry. Some ways to do this are:
Progressing a career in this field can mean different things depending on your role and where you want to get to. A person who advises individuals may seek to end up in private practice or they may wish to have a key role within a hospital, sports club, or other enterprise. Someone who works for government or advising the public may wish to take on a role for big business, a restaurant chain, and so on.
Whatever your goals, it is important that you continually strive for excellence because there are many people attracted to working in this industry. Some ways you can advance your career include:
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