Average Salary For Dietitians In South Africa

Dietitians and nutritionists counsel clients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits. Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in the use of food and nutrition to promote health and manage the disease. They plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to help people lead healthy lives.


Dietitian Salary In South Africa

The average dietitian salary in South Africa is R 480 000 per year or R 246 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 252 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 480 000 per year.

How long does it take to become a dietitian in South Africa?

He/she will need a minimum qualification of a four-year undergraduate scientific dietetics degree or a two-year postgraduate nutrition and dietetics degree (available only at UCT in South Africa) with training in all aspects and fields of nutrition therapy. There is a wide scope of practice for dietitians.

Where can I study dietitian in South Africa?

Stellenbosch University.

Sefako Makgatho University.

The University of KwaZulu Natal.

University of Limpopo.

The University of Free State.

North West Univesity.

The University of Pretoria.

The University of the Western Cape.

What to study to become a dietitian?

Pursue B.Sc/B. A Nutrition or B.Sc Food Technology.

Pursue a PG Diploma in Nutrition or an M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition. Intern for 6 months and clear the Registered Dietician entrance exam (to obtain the Registered Dietician license from the IDA).

How many dietitians are in South Africa?

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