Dietitian Jobs

Dietitian Job Overview

Dietitians are responsible for educating patients on what foods to eat for their medical conditions. They promote healthy living and try to prevent illness through diet changes and exercise programs. For instance, diabetics are often taught how to eat a low-carb diet that is high in protein and balanced with natural fruits and vegetables and a small amount of carbohydrates. This is to keep their blood sugar levels in control. There are many conditions like this where dietitian jobs help people live safer and healthier lives.

Some dietitians work at hospitals and consult patients on an as-needed basis, but some dietitians help patients manage their medical conditions on a monthly or even weekly basis. There is a science behind good nutrition, and many people need coaching to manage their meals, exercise routines, and general health. Dietitians are in the business of helping people eat better to feel better. They are needed in several healthcare capacities and may work closely with doctors and registered nurses.

Dietitian Job Education Requirements

At a minimum, dietitians need to complete a bachelor's degree with coursework in nutrition, exercise science and general health. A bachelor's degree is sufficient for starting a career as a dietitian, but people who seek a master's degree or beyond are preferred job candidates because of their increased range of knowledge. Most dietitians major in nutrition or a similar subject.

Dietitian Job Market

Like all healthcare jobs, dietitians have above average demand and job growth opportunities. They are needed in hospitals, clinics and several other healthcare settings. There is a need for dietitians in all cities, with more demand in higher population areas. Many dietitians travel to patients' homes or work with them over the phone to coach them on good health and eating habits.

The United States has often been criticized for the population's growing waistlines. Dietitians help people lose weight and minimize their healthcare risks associated with being overweight. Because so many people are struggling with their weight, dietitians don't have much of a problem finding employment. Other medical conditions requiring dietary assistance include premature babies and patients struggling with Crohn's disease.

Dietitian Job Salary Information

On average, dietitians make $25 per hour, with an excellent starting base out of college. However, dietitians can make much more depending on their education and where they work, with some nearing six-figure salaries. Dietitians enjoy a high salary and live healthy lives because of their education and background in nutrition and healthy living, making this job a winning combination of wealth and happiness.
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BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for providing an advanced level of comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource to the physician staff and others. Part...
Memorial Hermann Houston, TX, 77020
Position Highlights BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource to the physician staff and others. May ...
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento, CA
Description Responsible for providing comprehensive clinical nutrition care & services to patients/clients in response to protocol & physicians orders. Essential Functions: • Assessment of Patient's nutritional risk/status. • Development of care plans to meet nutritional needs of patients. • Counseling of patients and family members in the hospital or medical office setting. • Education of p...
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento, CA, 94204
Responsible for providing comprehensive clinical nutrition care & services to patients/clients in response to protocol & physicians orders. Essential Functions: • Assessment of Patient's nutritional risk/status. • Development of care plans to meet nutritional needs of patients. • Counseling of patients and family members in the hospital or medical office setting. • Education of patients, fami...
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. Diver.....
LHC Group Monroe, LA
Job Description The Dietitian in Home Health assesses, plans, and evaluates nutritional need and care for patients. Develops and implements a nutritional plan based on an assessment of nutritional needs. This plan is included in the patient's/client's plan of care. Evaluates and reports results of nutritional assessments appropriately. Provides recommendations to the home care personnel team r...
Job Description Dietitian(Job Number:26110-5110) Work Location:United States-Florida-Miami-Mercy Hospital Schedule:Part-time Description Mercy Hospital has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for over 60 years. As a comprehensive healthcare facility, Mercy offers a full range of services to the residents of Miami-Dade county and surrounding communities. A 473-bed acute care fac...
American Renal Associates, a national provider of quality dialysis services with the highest retention rate in theindustry, is accepting applications for the following position in Port St. Lucie Fl: Dietitian We are looking for a full time Registered Dietitian to work 40 hours per week in our Goldtree Kidney Center clinic. The qualified candidate must be registered by the American Dietetic Assoc...
Job Description 1. Completes nutrition assessments and follow ups on patients with increased nutritional needs, in accordance to facility’s policies. Document assessment of patient with nutritional goals and/or changes in status in the medical record. 2. Educates patients and/or family members on nutritional needs as needed 3. Educates Staff, nursing, food service employees on issues regardin...
REGISTERED DIETITIAN Brodheadsville, PA At Wakefern Food Corporation, we are setting a new standard for success. We are the nation's largest retailer-owned cooperative, and the wholesale distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite supermarkets. The ShopRite of Brodheadsville, PA is seeking a Full-time Registered Dietitian to work in our retail store. This position will be responsible for h...
American Renal Associates, a national providerof quality dialysis services with the highest retention rate in the industry, is accepting applicationsfor the following positionsin Wharton TX: Dietitian Applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or a similar discipline and must be a Registered Dietitian. A minimum of one year of clinical dietetics and or renal nutrition experie...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource to the physician staff and others. May participate in commun...
The Registered Dietitian plans modified diets as requested by the attending physician/licensed practitioner, provides nutritional assessments for patients as needed, counsels patients and their families on dietary plans, food selections, preparation and nutritional principles, and provides input in the development and implementation of patient care plans in relation to nutritional needs. Educatio...
REGISTERED DIETITIAN II – ST. LOUIS, MO Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric Center, a 50-bed TJC accredited and CMS certified adult psychiatric care facility, operated by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, has an opening for a Registered Dietitian II. Responsibilities include clinical nutritional services as well as administrative direct supervision over meal service, dietary office activi...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource to the physician staff and others. May participate in commun...
Description Provides both direct and indirect supervision of Diet Technician, Registered (DTR). Co-signs orders written by DTR. Conducts chart reviews and competencies on DTR. Provides optimum nutritional care program to the patients through nutritional assessment, development, implementation and re-evaluation of nutritional care plans including enteral and parenteral nutrition support and making...
Clinical Dietitian: PRN Provide current nutritional information and instruction to patients, staff, and physicians.. Provide nutritional therapy product information. Work with physicians, nurses, and other department staff in providing quality patient care. May perform quality indicator monitoring. Requires: Registered Dietitian with current CDR certification. Experience with acute clinical care p...
This position will work at 5 school-based health centers: Sharpstown High School and Elrod Elementary School is southwest Houston, Burbank Middle School in north Houston, Hogg Middle School in the Heights, and Dunn Elementary in Aldine. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Position responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of ...
BASIC FUNCTION: Position responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality medical nutrition therapy to patients and clients. Areas of responsibility include assessment of nutritional needs, provision of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education. The incumbent is required to function on a multi-disciplinary team as a resource to the physician staff and others. May participate in commun...
600 Bates Rd Medina, NY 14103 Open Position Available: Registered Dietitian (NY License Req.) * Excellent Pay and Benefit Plan* To apply email resumes to: ***** Subject Line: Orchard Manor Or apply in person. 600 Bates Rd Medina, NY 14103 COMFORT, CARING, COMMUNITY. Orchard Manor...

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Dietitian

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