Dietetic Technicians:

Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $30,710.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 407
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Professionalism
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Organization
Decision-making
Problem-solving
Work Ethic
Leadership
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Integrity
Creativity
Adaptability

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Develop dietary-care plans
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Analyze medical or health data
Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix food or beverage ingredients according to instructions
Mix medical solutions safely according to instructions
Cook food for customers or patients
Perform short order cooking

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Determine nutritional value of menus and recipes
Determine nutritional value of foods
Evaluate patient functioning and capabilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Conduct nutritional or food programs
Manage preparation of special meals or diets
Supervise medical support personnel

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Obtain individual dietary histories to plan nutritional programs

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers
Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues
Counsel individuals concerning diet


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Supervisory Skills
Customer Contact
Meal Planning



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