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Dietetic Technician, Registered

Industry: Healthcare
Area: Rehabilitation

Registered dietetic technicians work with registered dietitians as part of the nutrition care team. Dietetic technicians work with individuals with illnesses or injuries to provide nutrition assessment and counseling. Technicians also screen patients to identify nutrition problems, provide patient education and counseling to individuals and groups, develop menus and recipes, supervise food service personnel, purchase food, and monitor inventory and food quality.

Work Settings

Dietetic technicians work in a variety of settings including school systems, colleges and universities, government agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, home health agencies, community health centers, long term care facilities, research facilities, and food related industries.

Education

Individuals entering a dietetic technician program should have a high school diploma or the equivalent. The majority of employers require an associate's degree from and accredited community college that is approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Job Outlook

10 percent increase over the next 10 years

Salary

$23,000 - $55,000(NYS Avg. $46,880)

Work Schedule

Most work a 40-hour week

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