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2021 Dietetic Technicians

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

Dietetic Technicians Salary

Salary

$30.1K

Growth

6%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

Dietetic Technicians Career Description

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

Also known as:

Cook Chill Technician (CCT), Diet Assistant, Diet Clerk, Diet Tech (Diet Technician), Diet Tech (Dietetic Technician), Diet Technician Registered (DTR), Dietary Aid, Dietary Aide

2021 Dietetic Technicians Salary

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $20,980 $25,490 $30,110 $38,090 $49,000
Hourly Wage $10.09 $12.26 $14.48 $18.31 $23.56

2021 Dietetic Technicians Salary

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$20,980
$25,490
$30,110
$38,090
$49,000
Hourly Wage
$10.09
$12.26
$14.48
$18.31
$23.56

Dietetic Technicians Common Job Duties

  • Conduct nutritional assessments of individuals, including obtaining and evaluating individuals' dietary histories, to plan nutritional programs.
  • Conduct nutritional assessments of individuals, including obtaining and evaluating individuals' dietary histories, to plan nutritional programs.
  • Conduct nutritional assessments of individuals, including obtaining and evaluating individuals' dietary histories, to plan nutritional programs.
  • Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.
  • Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.
  • Prepare a major meal, following recipes and determining group food quantities.
  • Supervise food production or service or assist dietitians or nutritionists in food service supervision or planning.
  • Plan menus or diets or guide individuals or families in food selection, preparation, or menu planning, based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
  • Plan menus or diets or guide individuals or families in food selection, preparation, or menu planning, based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
  • Analyze menus or recipes, standardize recipes, or test new products.
  • Deliver speeches on diet, nutrition, or health to promote healthy eating habits and illness prevention and treatment.
  • Refer patients to other relevant services to provide continuity of care.
  • Select, schedule, or conduct orientation or in-service education programs.
  • Provide dietitians with assistance researching food, nutrition, or food service systems.

Dietetic Technicians Activities

  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Manage preparation of special meals or diets.
  • Supervise medical support personnel.
  • Manage preparation of special meals or diets.
  • Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
  • Manage preparation of special meals or diets.
  • Communicate health and wellness information to the public.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.

Dietetic Technicians Required Knowledge

  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Common Dietetic Technicians Abilities Required

  • Oral Comprehension - Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Oral Expression - Communicating by speaking.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Using rules to solve problems.
  • Problem Sensitivity - Noticing when problems happen.

Common Dietetic Technicians Skills

Dietetic Technicians Interests

  • Social - Occupations with Social interests frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. Most involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative - Occupations with Investigative interests frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. They often involve research and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Realistic - Occupations with Realistic interests frequently involve practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Projected Employment For Dietetic Technicians

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 30,200 32,000 6% 2,500

Projected Employment For Dietetic Technicians

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
30,200
32,000
6%
2,500

Dietetic Technicians Education & Experience

  • Associate's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Dietetic Technicians Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Abilene Christian University Dietetics/Dietitian Abilene, TX 4 years: 11
More than 4 years: 2
Albany Technical College Dietetic Technician Albany, GA 2 years: 0
Alcorn State University Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Alcorn State, MS 4 years: 1
Allan Hancock College Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Santa Maria, CA 2 years: 6
Allegany College of Maryland Dietitian Assistant Cumberland, MD At least one but less than two years: 2
American River College Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Sacramento, CA 2 years: 2
American University Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Washington, DC Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 40
Andrews University Dietetics/Dietitian Berrien Springs, MI 4 years: 2
Andrews University Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Berrien Springs, MI 4 years: 7
More than 4 years: 0
Appalachian State University Dietetics/Dietitian Boone, NC 4 years: 52
More than 4 years: 19

Dietetic Technicians Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Dietetics/Dietitian
Abilene, TX
4 years: 11
More than 4 years: 2
Dietetic Technician
Albany, GA
2 years: 0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Alcorn State, MS
4 years: 1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Santa Maria, CA
2 years: 6
Dietitian Assistant
Cumberland, MD
At least one but less than two years: 2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Sacramento, CA
2 years: 2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Washington, DC
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 40
Dietetics/Dietitian
Berrien Springs, MI
4 years: 2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Berrien Springs, MI
4 years: 7
More than 4 years: 0
Dietetics/Dietitian
Boone, NC
4 years: 52
More than 4 years: 19

Dietetic Technicians Jobs Near Me .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Assistant Dietary Supervisor Madera Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Madera, California 08/01/2021 No
Clinical Dietitian- Immunodeficiency Clinic Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, Ohio 08/01/2021 No
Clinical Dietitian- Immunodeficiency Clinic Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc Columbus, Ohio 08/01/2021 No
Diet Assistant Geisinger Health System Danville, Pennsylvania 08/01/2021 Yes
Diet Clerk- DRTX Prime Healthcare Mesquite, Texas 08/01/2021 No
Dietary Aide PruittHealth Tallahassee, Florida 08/01/2021 Yes
Dietary Aide Gardant Management Solutions Lafayette, Indiana 08/01/2021 No
Dietary Aide PRN Skyline Nursing Center Dallas, Texas 08/01/2021 No
Dietitian Union - SMNJ Dietary Prime Healthcare Newark, New Jersey 08/01/2021 No
Evening Dietary Aide Christian Health Care Center Wyckoff, New Jersey 08/01/2021 No

Dietetic Technicians Jobs Near Me .

Location

Las Vegas, NV Tucson, AZ Nashville, TN Downey, CA Norfolk, VA Los Angeles, CA Phoenix, AZ Carson City, NV Applevalley, CA Somerville, TN Reno, NV Henderson, NV Harrisonburg, VA Glendale, CA Columbus, OH Brea, CA Augusta, GA Ashburn, VA Anaheim, CA Alexandria, VA Alameda, CA Yuba City, CA Wyckoff, NJ Woodland Hills, CA Whittier, CA West Covina, CA Waverly, TN Walnut Creek, CA Visalia, CA Virginia Beach, VA Upland, CA Thousand Oaks, CA Tallahassee, FL Tacoma, WA Spring Hill, TN Sparta, TN San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA San Diego, CA Sacramento, CA Rochester, NY Roanoke, VA Richmond, VA Reston, VA Rancho Cordova, CA Radford, VA Placentia, CA Pico Rivera, CA Philadelphia, PA Parma, OH Parksley, VA Palo Alto, CA Painter, VA Oak Hall, VA Newbury Park, CA Newark, NJ New Kent, VA Nassawadox, VA Moose Lake, MN Montebello, CA Modesto, CA Mesquite, TX Memphis, TN Madera, CA Lynchburg, VA Lovingston, VA Los Altos, CA Long Beach, CA Lebanon, TN Lawndale, CA Laurel, VA Lafayette, IN La Mirada, CA Knoxville, TN King George, VA Keller, VA Jonesville, VA Johnson City, TN Jefferson City, TN James City, VA Jackson, TN Henry, TN Hartsville, TN Hacienda Heights, CA Fresno, CA Freehold, NJ Framingham, MA Fayetteville, TN Farmville, VA Exmore, VA Essex, VA Elko, NV Dover, TN Decaturville, TN Davis, CA Danville, VA Danville, PA Dallas, TX Cypress, CA Culpeper, VA Crozet, VA Crossville, TN Costa Mesa, CA Corona, CA Cordova, TN Concord, CA Cleveland, TN Clarksville, TN China Lake, CA Chesapeake, VA Cerritos, CA Castlewood, VA Camden, TN Camarillo, CA Butte County, CA Bulls Gap, TN Bristol, TN Birdsnest, VA Berkeley, CA Bassett, VA Arlington, VA Apple Valley, CA Antioch, CA Anderson, CA Amherst, VA Alamo, TN Abingdon, VA
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Madera Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Madera, California
08/01/2021
No
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
08/01/2021
No
Nationwide Childrens Hospital Inc
Columbus, Ohio
08/01/2021
No
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania
08/01/2021
Yes
Prime Healthcare
Mesquite, Texas
08/01/2021
No
PruittHealth
Tallahassee, Florida
08/01/2021
Yes
Gardant Management Solutions
Lafayette, Indiana
08/01/2021
No
Skyline Nursing Center
Dallas, Texas
08/01/2021
No
Prime Healthcare
Newark, New Jersey
08/01/2021
No
Christian Health Care Center
Wyckoff, New Jersey
08/01/2021
No

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