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Dietetic Technicians
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $11.88 - $22.15

Typical Annual Salary: $24,700 - $46,100

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Determine food and beverage costs and assist in implementing cost control procedures.
  • Develop job specifications, job descriptions, or work schedules.
  • 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.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Medical tape measures
  • Notebook computers
  • Patient floor scales
  • Skinfold calipers

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Medical software

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