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EB-2 Visa for Nutritionists

If you are a nutritionist in Brazil and want to build a career in the United States, the EB-2 NIW visa could be your passport to a new life in America.

This visa is aimed at highly qualified professionals, offering a pathway to permanent residence for those who demonstrate exceptional skills in the field of nutrition.

Nutritionist salaries in the USA

The average annual salary for nutritionists and dietitians, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, is 69 thousand dollars. Most nutritionists and dietitians in the US are employed in general medical and surgical hospitals, outpatient care centers and health professional clinics.

The US states with the highest levels of employment for nutritionists and dietitians, and their respective annual salaries, are: California (80 thousand dollars), New York (79 thousand dollars), Florida (64 thousand dollars), Texas (66 thousand dollars) and Pennsylvania (65 thousand dollars). 

And the US states with the highest average annual salaries are: Maine (82 thousand dollars), California (80 thousand dollars), New York (79 thousand dollars) and New Jersey (79 thousand dollars). 

American nutrition market

The American clinical nutrition market was worth 12 billion dollars in 2022 and is expected to grow by 9% annually until 2032. The sports nutrition market is no exception:

estimated at 45 million dollars in 2023 and is expected to grow by 7.5% annually until 2030.

There is plenty of room for growth in better health practices in the US: according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services, around 60% of the standard American diet is made up of processed food.

The United States needs health professionals: The American obesity rate has risen by 37% since 2004 and currently more than 70 million Americans are obese.

What are the benefits of the EB-2 NIW Visa?

Permanent residence

The EB-2 NIW visa is a permanent residence visa, i.e. its holders have green cards. Therefore, the EB-2 NIW visa can be a pathway to American citizenship, as only permanent residents of the United States can apply for American citizenship after at least 5 years, if they comply with all the rules established by American immigration and the United States government.

Possibility of Self-Sponsorship

The EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa excludes the need for a prior job offer on the part of the applicant, if it can be proven that they have exceptional and extraordinary skills and that their expertise is needed in the United States.

Access to the American job market

This visa offers the opportunity to work without restrictions in one of the most advanced health markets in the world, opening doors to building a dollar career in the United States.

EB-2 NIW visa requirements

If you are a nutritionist and want to apply for an EB-2 NIW visa, you must have a bachelor's degree in nutrition, proven experience of at least 5 years as a nutritionist, and prove exceptional or extraordinary ability in your professional practice.

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