Dietetic Technician A.S. Degree


Dietetic technicians, registered work independently or in teams with registered dietitians in a variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, community/public health, foodservice and research.

Many work environments require that an individual be credentialed as a DTR.

DTRs work in:

Hospitals, HMO'S, clinics, nursing homes, retirement centers, hospices, home-health care-programs, and research facilities helping to treat and prevent disease and administering medical nutrition therapy as an important part of health-care teams.

Schools, day-care centers, correctional facilities, restaurants, health care facilities, corporations and hospitals, managing employees, purchasing and food preparation and preparing budgets within food service operations.

WIC programs, public health agencies, Meals on Wheels and community health programs, developing and teaching nutrition classes for the public.

Health clubs, weight management clinics and community wellness centers, helping to educate clients about the connection between food, fitness, and health.

Food companies, contract food management companies or food vending and distributing operations developing menus, overseeing foodservice sanitation and food safety and preparing food.

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