The dietetic technician works in partnership with the Registered Dietitian and other professionals to provide quality food and nutrition services.
Technicians working in clinical areas help patients select nutritious diets and counsel clients on ways to select foods to promote health and treat disease. Dietary management technicians work in food production, planning and pricing menus, ordering and receiving food, and training and supervising food services personnel.
Above average growth is expected in the employment of dietetic technicians in the nation through 2018. In addition to increased public interest and awareness of health and nutrition, the growing population of elderly people should create job openings for qualified technicians. Nursing homes, home health agencies, and other groups that work with the elderly will all need dietetic technicians. Individuals who have completed formal training programs should have the best opportunities.