Most dietary aides list "food trays," "food service," and "kitchen equipment" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important dietary aide responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a dietary aide. We found that 15.5% of dietary aides have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 0.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some dietary aides have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every two dietary aides were not college graduates.
Those dietary aides who do attend college, typically earn either a nursing degree or a business degree. Less commonly earned degrees for dietary aides include a medical assisting services degree or a general studies degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a dietary aide. We've found that most dietary aide resumes include experience from Life Care Centers of America, Trilogy Health Services, and PruittHealth. Of recent, Life Care Centers of America had 138 positions open for dietary aides. Meanwhile, there are 119 job openings at Trilogy Health Services and 75 at PruittHealth.
If you're interested in companies where dietary aides make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Lutheran Home for The Aged, The Briarwood, and Manor. We found that at Lutheran Home for The Aged, the average dietary aide salary is $27,541. Whereas at The Briarwood, dietary aides earn roughly $27,028. And at Manor, they make an average salary of $26,340.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Genesis HealthCare, Sodexo Operations LLC, and Brookdale Senior Living. These three companies have hired a significant number of dietary aides from these institutions.