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When working with food and people in a career field such as nutrition, it is important that you have certain qualities and traits that can be utilized. In order to put your personal characteristics to work, you will need to obtain a quality higher education. This will give you the skills that you will need in addition to the traits you already possess. By completing training and combining your personality with what you learn, you can help others learn about eating healthy.

There are a number of individual qualities that you can put to use when pursuing a career in the field of nutrition. If you are looking to become a successful professional then you will need to be:
  • Knowledgeable
  • Patient
  • Personable
  • Organized
  • Detail Oriented
  • Creative
Possessing these traits will help you when looking to pursue a variety of careers within the exciting field of food science.

The first step to being able to become a nutritionist or other nutrition professional such as a food scientist or dietician is to obtain an education at the certificate, bachelor, or master level degree. Training can last one to six years and will help you prepare for successful employment where you can utilize your personal characteristics and skills. With the right personality you can use your characteristics to have the success you desire. Personality types like ISFJ (Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging), ENFJ (Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging), and ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging) are beneficial to careers in nutrition.

With proper training and the right skills you can find work in hospitals, hotels, schools, cruise lines, and assisted living facilities. The completion of training can help you prepare for employment in these places and working with others to help you understand nutritional values, diets, and even diabetes. Working with individuals usually requires you to have the ability to provide educational information while being compassionate and concerned. Once you receive training you can choose where you would like to work and apply for employment.

By utilizing the skills and knowledge that you obtain through educational training, you will be able to educate others on the nutritional values of food and how to eat healthy. You can begin training for the career you dream of by researching various schools and colleges and enrolling in a quality nutrition degree program. Once you graduate you will be ready to pursue a successful career in the professional workplace and utilize the skills you learn and your personal traits and characteristics.

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