5. Dietitians and nutritionists
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Master’s degree premium: 8.0% higher (+$4,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $54,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $50,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 27.3%Projected job growth by 2026: 14.6%
Dietitians and nutritionists help clients live and eat healthier. They work closely with clients to develop meal plans based on their nutritional needs, dietary restrictions, and any specific conditions they may have. This profession requires strong interpersonal skills and knowledge of chemistry, biology, and psychology.