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Dietitians and Nutritionists

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions, and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
    • Evaluate laboratory tests in preparing nutrition recommendations.
    • Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
    • Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
    • Incorporate patient cultural, ethnic, or religious preferences and needs in the development of nutrition plans.
    • Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient or client.
    • Record and evaluate patient and family health and food history, including symptoms, environmental toxic exposure, allergies, medication factors, and preventive health-care measures.
    • Develop recipes and menus to address special nutrition needs, such as low glycemic, low histamine, or gluten- or allergen-free.
    • Coordinate diet counseling services.
    • Select, train, and supervise workers who plan, prepare, and serve meals.
    • Manage quantity food service departments or clinical and community nutrition services.
    • Make recommendations regarding public policy, such as nutrition labeling, food fortification, or nutrition standards for school programs.
    • Develop curriculum and prepare manuals, visual aids, course outlines, and other materials used in teaching.
    • Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.
    • Inspect meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance.
    • Purchase food in accordance with health and safety codes.
    • Plan and conduct training programs in dietetics, nutrition, and institutional management and administration for medical students, health-care personnel, and the general public.
    • Plan, conduct, and evaluate dietary, nutritional, and epidemiological research.
    • Develop policies for food service or nutritional programs to assist in health promotion and disease control.
    • Organize, develop, analyze, test, and prepare special meals, such as low-fat, low-cholesterol, or chemical-free meals.
    • Advise food service managers and organizations on sanitation, safety procedures, menu development, budgeting, and planning to assist with establishment, operation, and evaluation of food service facilities and nutrition programs.
    • Prepare and administer budgets for food, equipment, and supplies.
    • Plan, conduct, and evaluate nutrigenomic or nutrigenetic research.
    • Write research reports and other publications to document and communicate research findings.
    • Coordinate recipe development and standardization and develop new menus for independent food service operations.
    • Confer with design, building, and equipment personnel to plan for construction and remodeling of food service units.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    • Currently Employed 2,520
    • Yearly Projected Openings 180

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Glucose monitors or meters
    • Electronic blood pressure units
    • Desktop computers
    • Calorimeters
    • Bodyweight measuring scales

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Medical software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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