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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a diet technician registered. For example, did you know that they make an average of $49.36 an hour? That's $102,666 a year!

Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 19% and produce 21,100 job opportunities across the U.S.

What Does a Diet Technician Registered Do

There are certain skills that many diet technician registereds have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed communication skills, compassion and detail oriented.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a diet technician registered, we found that a lot of resumes listed 53.8% of diet technician registereds included nutrition services, while 32.5% of resumes included patient care, and 6.9% of resumes included food safety. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the diet technician registered job title. But what industry to start with? Most diet technician registereds actually find jobs in the health care and professional industries.

How To Become a Diet Technician Registered

If you're interested in becoming a diet technician registered, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 36.7% of diet technician registereds have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 10.0% of diet technician registereds have master's degrees. Even though some diet technician registereds have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a diet technician registered. When we researched the most common majors for a diet technician registered, we found that they most commonly earn associate degree degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on diet technician registered resumes include master's degree degrees or license degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a diet technician registered. In fact, many diet technician registered jobs require experience in a role such as diet technician. Meanwhile, many diet technician registereds also have previous career experience in roles such as dietary supervisor or dietary aide.

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Top Skills For a Diet Technician Registered

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 53.8% of diet technician registereds listed nutrition services on their resume, but soft skills such as communication skills and compassion are important as well.

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What do you like the most about working as Diet Technician Registered?

The interaction with patients, and learning the dynamics of the hospital clinical team. Show More

What do you NOT like?

No respect- took tons of gen, orgo, bio, food, and polymer chem, all bio series, anatomy/physio, genetics, nut genomics, molecular bio, microbio, bacteriology, clinical nutrition, maternal nut, community nut, food service management and more (treated like I know nothing, and ostracized by the nurses, the charge nurse, nurse attendants, and MDs. Its like they think I learned only how to carry a meal tray and know how to temp check, the unit fridge and trays.Treated like a food service worker or a volunteer who is always asked to do errand). Low wage-$15-$22/hr( I worked all through college. Starting at a wage of $2.50/hr, all the way to $34.00/hr. After graduating with a degree in Clinical Nutrition and a minor in Genetics. For all of that practical knowledge to be paid nothing is not worth it!!! Also in the interview for getting the job-showing that you've worked for 5+ years is not a good idea... bc the hr at the hospitals I've worked at were really concerned with how much leadership experience I had and felt that I wouldn't be happy starting at $11/hr. (Getting a BS still means getting minimum wage for nutrition). I wasn't happy, but I stuck it out until I got to $19/hr. no benefits-Its very rare to get 1.0 FTE/FT at a hospital. I started PT which at a hospital is 24hrs a wk, and they would always have me work 'extra hours' which equaled full time and was more than 32hrs which was considered FT at the hospitals I worked for, but they were unwilling to give me benefits- which was very sucky though I did get time and a half, but I really wanted benefits. There is a pattern in the nutrition field, where there are a lot of pt and per diem jobs, but not so many ft jobs unless you want to work at a correction facility.(Correction pays well, but has a ton of competition. bilingual (mostly Spanish)- you see in job posters that they want you to be bilingual in Spanish- and for all the people who know Spanish on a conversational level- that's not gonna cut it. A lot of good jobs (good benefits, good pay, good work life balance) require one to be bilingual in Spanish-if its not your native tongue and you don't have the language gene, you should probably start learning it by age 2yrs. I was lucky in that I knew 2 other languages besides American English and bargained/persuaded my way into the clinical DTR jobs. But I've been to WIC where they say language is not a problem, yada yada yada and then they only take people who are native speakers. So knowing the 'corre Show More

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Top Diet Technician Registered Employers

1. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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3. Chapin Hall Center For Children
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6. Life Care Centers of America
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Updated October 2, 2020