Duties and Responsibilities:
Dietetic Technicians assist dietitians in evaluating organizing and conducting nutrition services and programs for schools, hospitals, and industry.
- Gather and evaluate diet histories.
- Assist in planning patients meals.
- Provide nutritional counseling.
- Conduct food service operations.
- Oversee food preparation and service.
- Maintain records.
Average Salary: $16,000-30,000
Students wanting to become dietetic technicians should graduate from high school with a well-rounded program. High school business courses may prove helpful.
Dietetic technicians must complete a two-year Associate’s Degree program that is accepted by the American Dietetic Association. They must then pass a Commission on Dietetics Registration examination.
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