Dietetic Technician Hourly Rate

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Hourly Rate
$10.53 - $21.99  
$1.23 - $25.83  
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$24,453 - $46,185  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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Job Description for Dietetic Technician

A dietetic technician often works with a dietician or nutritionist to administer nutrition care. The technician will perform evaluations and surveys on patients to determine their needs. Gathering data from other medical providers of the patient is often necessary. This job also involves educating the patient as to how a healthy diet can be achieved.

Strong knowledge of nutrition for various health conditions and for different ages is necessary. Some places that a dietetic technician can be employed are nursing homes, clinics, schools, restaurants, gyms, public health agencies, and food manufacturers. In some positions, the dietetic technician aids the dietitian in planning and preparing menus for clients. Other positions will require the dietitian to be present in the food-making process to ensure that it meets health requirements. The technician may be required to have a large amount of creativity, in order to craft meals that are both healthful and appealing to clients. Since the job often involves working directly with customers, strong customer service and people skills are important.

There are both part-time and full-time positions available. Generally, a dietetic technician should have completed a related program of study. Being a registered dietetic technician is often required for jobs, though some jobs will hire prior to passing the exam. Some positions will only hire someone who has achieved a bachelor’s degree in nutrition as a dietetic technician. Usually, the job takes place during daytime office hours, though some positions may require the technician to work odd hours.

Dietetic Technician Tasks
  • Obtain and evaluate dietary histories of individuals to plan nutritional programs.
  • Plan menus and diets, guide patients and families in food selection, preparation and menu planning based upon nutritional needs and established guidelines.
  • Observe patient food intake and report progress and dietary problems to dietician.

Key Stats


87 %
13 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $18
Hourly Rate
$12 - $14

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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