Dietetic technicians. trained in food and nutrition, are
an integral part of the health care and food service management industries. They work independently or with registered dietitians in a variety of employment settings, such as hospitals, nursing care facilities, outpatient centers, correctional facilities, health departments and other agencies providing nutrition education for the public.
Associate in Science Degree
This program prepares students to join dietetic teams
in various nutritional aspects of health care. Options
in Nutrition Care or Food Service Management may
be chosen, and graduates of the program are typically employed by acute care, long-term care and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as by community agencies that provide education in nutrition. Completion of the program prepares students to take the National Dietetic Technician Registration exam and become a member of the American Dietetic Association.
Employment opportunities for trained dietetic technicians can be found at hospitals or extended care facilities, public health departments and community agencies Several factors. including expanded Medicare coverage and increased public interest in nutrition, will spur employment demand in the next decade.