Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
As the United States has experienced a crisis in health over the past decade, with a critical obesity problem, skyrocketing levels of diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases, demand for the Nutritionists and Dietitians industry has increased and will continue to rise significantly. In the coming years, demand for industry services will further be spurred by a growing and aging population that increases demand for meals and nutrition counseling in nursing homes, schools, prisons, community health programs and home healthcare agencies.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
There is generally a low level of barriers to entry for new firms. No specific barriers to entry exist in the industry other than the need to obtain state-based licenses and registration. Most states require that participants hold a license in order to practice as a nutritionist or dietitian. According to the American Dietetic Association, 35 of the 46 states with laws governing the field of dietetics require licensure. The Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) awards the Registered Dietitian credential to those who pass a certification exam after completing their academic coursework and supervised experience.
Other barriers are tied to developing a positive reputation... purchase to read more