Diatetic TechniciansDiatetic Technicians are trained food and nutrition practitioners who work closely with Dietitians.
Their main task is to assist the Dietitian in developing nutritional care plans, assessing dietary needs, and supervising food production in institutions such as prisons, daycare centers, and schools.
Under the supervision of dieticians, Dietetic Technicians may plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, evaluate dietary histories of clients to plan nutritional programs, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.
- Completion of an associate of arts degree.
- Practical experience.
- Scientific aptitude.
- Good organizational and administrative abilities.
- Interest in the care of clients.
- Fingerprint clearance may be required by employer.
- Dietetic Technicians Median hourly wage: $14.33
- Average annual wage: $29,702
- Estimated number of Dietetic Technicians in 2002: 2,400
- Estimated number of Dietetic Technicians in 2012: 2,800
- Estimated annual job openings: 70
Possible Career Paths
Possible Career Paths for Dietetic Technicians include becoming a:
- a Registered Dietitian
- Food Science Technician.