Dieticians provide education and guidance about nutrition to sustain and healthy lifestyle. This means that as a Dietician, you could be in charge of individual clients, or a whole school! With so many unhealthy choices readily available on the shelves of grocery stores, it makes their jobs a little more difficult!
What exactly does a Dietician do? Well, to keep it simple, you as a dietician will educate clients with the appropriate ways to find nutrition, and how much is necessary. As a registered Dietician you could be working in schools, private business, research, hospitals, clinics, food service, and more. Each sector means different duties. For instance, your main role in a school might require you to design lunches for the students so that they are nutritionally sound. In comparison, your role in a research facility would be more focus on studying the effects of various nutrients in the diet and what levels are appropriate for proper body functioning. Technically, where you are working with students or in research, your work will help people. Research might not be as direct contact as designing meals might be, but it’s still a great way to provide updated relevant information for the public.
How much does a Dietician make? Well, to keep it simple, $41,000 – $61,000 is the median earners, with the top 10 percent making well above $74,000. Each place of employment will vary in salary. As most would suggest, (that truly care for you) choose what you really want to do. If you end up in a position you are energetic about, work will be a great part of your life! Not just a consequence of life.
How to become a Dietician: For high school, you will want to take courses designed for the sciences. Having a strong background in science and math is going to be a big help for the bachelors in dietetics that you will need to acquire. In addition to getting your bachelors, you will have to pass a professional exam in order to become a “Registered Dietician”. You can find more information at the American Dietetic Association if your interested in Dietetic programs and such.
There are more careers to choose from if this isn’t for you though, so keep looking!