Dietetic Technician

Dietetic Technician

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

Educational Requirements:

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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