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A dietitian is an expert in food and nutrition. Dietitians help promote good health through proper eating. They also supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits. The goals of the dietary department are to obtain, prepare, and serve flavorsome, attractive, and nutritious food to patients, family members, and health care providers.

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Dietitians and Nutritionists
Wage: $50,590
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.6%
Self Employed: 7.9%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 27.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Dietetic Technicians
Wage: $28,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 14.8%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%
Employed Part Time: 20.8%

Education Requirements:
Postsecondary vocational award