Dietitian

By: Ella Thibert, 2nd Hour

Quote

"Having a healthy mind is just as important as a healthy body."

Facts about Dietitans

  • Teach people about healthy eating habits
  • Help build diets for people with illnesses
  • Work in hospitals, schools, clinics, offices, Universities, and community agencies
  • Dietitans work with doctors, patients, nurses, and food service workers
  • Work 40 hours a week
  • Make up to $77,600 a year
  • May need a license
  • Need a bachelors degree in a nutrition-related program
  • Research patients life, excercise, eating patters, etc
  • Employment is affected by your age and health
  • Work with all ages of people
  • May need to work extra hours

Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Well paying job- Earn up to $77,600 a year
  • Work hands on- Work with people everyday and set up eating patterns and diets
  • Get to learn more about your patients- Understand what they're going through and how to help them
  • Work in several different environments- Don't have to stay in an office all day, get to work in hospitals, clinics, and even Universities
  • Educate people on how to be healthy- Help them become the person they once were

Cons:

  • Potentially having to work on holidays and weekends- Won't have much free time, may also have to come in for extra hours
  • See people struggle with eating disorders- Seeing people unhealthy and needing help
  • If a license is required, a Dietitan will have to complete continuing education hours to maintain their license

Education-What you Need to Succeed

Helpful High School Classes

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Probability

Helpful College Classes

  • Food science
  • Microbiology
  • Dietetics
  • Chemistry
  • Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical nutritional care
  • Anatomy
  • Community nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Biology

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Do you like feeling healthy and energized? Do you want other people to feel the same way? A dietitian is the job for you! They create healthy eating plans for people with illnesses. They will help you make healthy eating choices by educating you and giving you tools to improve your quality of life. Nationally, dietitians make an average of $34,500-$77,600 per year. They work an average of 40 hours a week. You may need a license and Bachelors degree in a nutrition-related program. Dietitans get to work in many different environments such as hospitals and clinics! Dietitans help people become the person they really are. We hope you choose this job. Stay healthy. Call now at (920)560-5619 or contact us at www.eatrightwisc.org!

Associations To Become A Dietitan

Eat Right PRO

120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000
Chicago, Illinois

ICDA International Confederation Of Dietetic Associations

480 University Avenue, Suite 604
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V2
Canada

Sources

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