Management dietitians work in all aspects of dietetics - food systems management, clinical management, and community management. Additionally, Management dietitians oversee large-scale meal planning and preparation.
Examples of employment opportunities for management dietitians include:
Community dietitians counsel individuals and groups on nutritional practices designed to prevent disease and promote good health.
Where do community dietitians work?
Emerging professional opportunities include:
Pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of medical nutrition products employ dietitians to provide technical and clinical information for sales, marketing, and other departments.
The skills needed for success in this industry include:
Dietitians who work in private practice are often referred to as Consultant Dietitians. They work under contract with healthcare facilities or in their own private practice. They perform nutrition screenings for their clients, and offer advice on diet-related concerns such as weight loss or cholesterol reduction.
Employment opportunities include:
Consultant Dietitians may also consult with:
Many dietitians serve as educators during thier careers, such as administrative dietitians who conduct inservice programs for food service employees or medical nutrition therapy dietitians who take part in medical nutrition education. There are also full-time career opportunities in education. Career opportunities include:
Dietitians who work in medical and dental education can be involved in problem-based learning to make nutrition relevant for future medical practice or they may teach in medical residency training programs. Dietitians who work in work-site nutrition education focus on wellness programs for employees.
As part of the Coordinated Program, students learn to provide nutritional services for patients in facilities such as medical centers, nursing homes, rehabilitative and outpatient clinics.
Medical Nutrition Therapy dietitians:
Specializations in the field include, but are not limited to:
Dietitians are often employed in the area of product development. Their contributions to new product development include:
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