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Dietetic technicians help assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nutrition services and programs for hospitals, schools, businesses, and others. They usually work as members of health care teams and are supervised by a registered dietitian and/or administrator.
Dietetic technicians may be employed by hospitals, public health nutrition programs, long-term care facilities, school lunch programs, and nutrition programs for the elderly or food service management firms.
The BLS reports that employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 5 percent between 2020-2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Dietetic technicians generally complete a 2-year associate degree program. Graduates of programs approved by the American Dietetic Association are eligible for the registration examination of the ADA to become registered
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut. Prerequisite: Connecticut requires current certification as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or to have taken CDR’s registration examination for Dietitians and hold an acceptable Master’s or Doctoral degree primarily focused on human nutrition or dietetics.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
Chicago, IL 60606