Dietetic Technician

Dietitians and Nutritionist

What They Do

  • Counsel patients on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits.
  • Helps make meal plans for patients, keeping there costs in check
  • Promote better eating habits by speaking to big groups
  • Write documents on the patients progress
  • Evaluate the health of their clients
  • Some provide customized plans for there patients

How to become one.

To become a dietetic technician you must have a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, food service systems management, most have an advanced degree. Dietetic nutritionist typically receive 700 hundred hours of supervised training usually by internship after or during college. Most states require you to be licensed to do this job. The RDN requires dietitian nutritionists to complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a Dietetic Internship Program.

Pay and The Job Outlook

The median annual wage for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) was $60,000. The job outlook on Dietetic technician is projected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2022. As more people get fat and more people want to become more healthy the demand for dietetic technicians will grow.

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