Travel Dietitian Jobs
Make a Difference as a Travel Dietitian
If you're passionate about nutrition and love helping people improve their eating habits, you might be hearing your inner call to become a travel dietitian. This profession lets you combine your love for dietetics with the thrill of exploration. You'll enjoy the satisfaction that comes from making a difference in people's lives, the excitement of exploring new places, and the financial benefits that travel job opportunities often provide.
What is a traveling dietitian?
A dietitian is a healthcare professional who is an expert in dietetics, the science of nutrition and its effects on health. They advise individuals on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve specific health goals. Registered dietitians may also advise on diet modifications to manage diseases or disorders such as diabetes or hypertension. Oftentimes, a registered dietitian works with other medical and behavioral health professionals to collaboratively develop plans to help individuals struggling with conditions that affect their health and diet.
Sometimes a registered dietitian nutritionist can be involved in research, public health advocacy, or partnership opportunities with healthcare facilities to educate healthcare professionals about nutrition.
Typical Registered Dietitian Responsibilities:
- Evaluate patient nutritional needs and create suitable diet plans
- Communicate diet plans and provide counseling as necessary
- Educate patients about healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes
- Monitor patient health indicators related to nutrition
- Document patient progress and dietary interventions
- Assist physicians with nutrition-related examinations and procedures
- Mentor and train other healthcare staff on proper nutrition
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Dietitian Jobs
Competitive payFusion offers pay transparency that allows travel professionals to see what you'll get paid before you apply for registered dietitian jobs.
Per diemTravelers qualify for a weekly, tax-free per diem that helps cover costs related to moving, transportation, meals, and other travel expenses.
CertificationsGet your state licenses and healthcare traveler requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeGrow and learn in your healthcare career as you visit cities and towns all over the country.
Healthcare Travel Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel dietitian is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the new job details, travel requirements, and relevant credentials required for any and all traveling dietitian jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become a registered dietitian?
Aspiring registered dietitians should begin by obtaining a bachelor's degree in dietetics, nutrition, food science, or a related field. After graduation, students often complete a dietetic internship. These are typically overseen by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) and provide practical, hands-on experience in various settings such as hospitals, community organizations, and food service corporations.
Candidates must pass the Registration Examination for Dietitians, administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Depending on the state, nutrition consultants and dietitians may need to be licensed to practice.
What is the average salary of a traveling dietitian?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for dietitians and nutrition consultants was $63,090. However, the salary can vary widely depending on factors such as the dietitian's experience, position title, specialization, location, and the organization they work for.
Where are travel registered dietitian jobs available?
Traveling dietitian job types are available in a variety of settings across the globe. Hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient care centers often employ dietitians to provide nutritional counseling and create meal plans for patients. Schools, from elementary to universities, hire dietitians to ensure that the meals served to students meet their nutritional needs. Sports teams and athletic organizations also employ dietitians to help athletes maintain peak physical performance. Additionally, a registered dietitian can find employment in government agencies, where they may work on public health initiatives, nutritional research, policy development, or food safety inspection.