Editor's Note: This post was originally published November 2015 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Although nutrition-related titles may sound similar, they can be very different when it comes to educational requirements, job duties, and typical workplaces.
The two designations that are the most common in the field are certified nutritionist and registered dietician. There are obvious points of overlap, such as providing advice on food and nutrition, but in other ways, each is a distinct career path. Here’s a look at the differences: