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Career Details :: Dietetic Technicians
Assist dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dietitians, may plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Guides individuals and families in food selection, preparation, and menu planning, based upon nutritional needs.
- Assists in referrals for continuity of patient care.
- Supervises food production and service.
- Develops job specifications, job descriptions, and work schedules.
- Assists in implementing established cost-control procedures.
- Plans menus based on established guidelines.
- Obtains and evaluates dietary histories of individuals to plan nutritional programs.
- Selects, schedules, and conducts orientation and in-service education programs.
- Standardizes recipes and tests new products for use in facility.
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Farm and Home Management Advisors
- Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
- Opticians, Dispensing
- Recreation Workers
- Teacher Assistants
General Work Activities
- Assisting and Caring for Others
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Provide a Service to Others
- Deal With External Customers
- Objective or Subjective Information