Dietician Technology Essay

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Dietician Technology
HCC, Brandon Campus
CGS-1000
Professor Pelzer
LaRissa Ransom
November 20, 2013
Duration: <10 min

Objectives
• Dietician Career Job Description
• Salary vs. Level of Education
• Technologies
*Software
*Anthropometric Equipment
*Tools

Dietician Career Job Description
Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease
May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research
Job description retrieved from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1031.00
Dietician image retrieved from Office.com Clip Art

Job Responsibilities
• Assess nutrition issues
• Evaluate patient’s health needs and diet
• Develop meal plans keeping cost and patient’s preference in mind
• Promote improved nutrition by educating others about diet, nutrition, and the relationship between good eating habits and preventing or managing specific diseases • Keep up with the latest nutritional science research http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm#tab-2 Registered Dietician
Education
• Earn a bachelor’s degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation
Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
(ACEND)
• Complete an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or foodservice corporation • Pass national examination administered by the
Commission on Dietetic Registration

Retrieved from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http://

www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8142
Education image retrieved from Office.com Clip Art

Registered Dietician
Education
• Complete continuing educational requirements to maintain registration
• Approximately 50% of Registered Dieticians hold
Masters or Doctorate degrees
• Some Registered Dieticians also hold additional certifications in specialized areas of practice, such as pediatric or renal nutrition, nutrition support, and diabetes education

Retrieved from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, http:// www.eatright.org/BecomeanRDorDTR/content.aspx?id=8142 Education image retrieved from Office.com Clip Art

Comparison of Annual Wage
Yearly Wage

$77,700

$77,600

$68,100
$55,200

$52,700

$34,500

$50,000

$33,300

United States

Florida
High

Median

$36,700

North Carolina
Low

Software
Analytical or scientific
Database user interface and query
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Spreadsheet-Excel
Word processing-Microsoft Word
Retrieved from http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1031.00…