So after much thinking I have decided that I want to go into one of these fields as a career. Its pretty ****ty realizing this my sophomore year of college. As it turns out the ADA (American Dietetics Association) is very selective with who they allow to take the RD exam. I was also looking at Nutrition/Exercise science majors and it seems everywhere I go the general consensus is that its much harder to find work if your not a certified RD its much harder to find work and jobs pay much less.
Anyway, anyone here have a career in one of these fields and could offer some insight or advice it would be much appreciated. I'm basically looking to make a living out of some combination of nutritional counseling/personal training.
im looking for the exact same field, in the lines of a strength coach.
2000 or bust
I'm working on my cft and then into sports conditioning, my end goal is to help condition fighters and be a strength coach or conditioning coach in that area
HT: 6'3 / WT: 265lbs 16%BF
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One word of advice, all of these positions are few and far between. Strength coaches are probably one of the hardest, esp. if you want to coach at a university level or anything professional. RD or dietician(sp?) are a little easier cause of the number of jobs around at hospitals and health orgs.
Good luck to all of you. Always have a back up plan...