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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION WORK SETTING SALARY & EMPLOYMENT 4 KEY JOB DUTIES Average salary (2013) Average hourly pay (2013) Employed (2013) Job growth (2012 - 2022) $56,300 $27.07 59,530 ENTRY LEVEL EDUCATION REFERENCES 1. created by: © 2015 4-year bachelors degree in dietetics or nutrition science at a program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Completion of a 6- to 12-month ACEND-accredited internship program at a healthcare, community, or food service facility. Earn RD credential by passing the Registration Exam for Dietitians. Additional licensing requirements may be needed according to the state. Board certifications may be earned in a specialized area of practice, such as sports, gerontology, pediatrics, diabetes or oncology. Work settings include hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, cafeterias, and schools. Plans and conducts food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. DIETITIAN Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards. Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling. Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation. Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life. Health Career Profiles: Nutrition Statistics for Dietitians working in the U.S.: Employment Outlook 21% Faster than average
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