Career Summary Of A Dietician Essay

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The career I researched was that of a dietician. Someone who wishes to become a dietician must first obtain a bachelor’s degree, which would be considered a minimal requirement. Most dieticians will tell you that it would be within the best interests of a student wishing to become a dietician to get a master’s degree. Dieticians must have a love for science (chemistry in particular) and algebra as these skills are practiced routinely in the profession. It would also be a good idea for someone wishing to become a dietician to take some kind of accounting or book-keeping class, as dieticians must work on and file multiple records for each of their patients.
     To become a dietician you must
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Many dieticians prefer working for a hospital because there is already a structured environment set for them there. Also, in a hospital a dietician never has to worry about running out of patients or getting sued. A dietician practicing privately is at risk for litigation. Every year an evaluation is given by the department manager or chairman to determine whether or not a dietician should be eligible for a raise or promotion. In hospital environments it is frequent for dieticians as well as people of all professions to get a small raise or bonus every few years.
     As long as humans are eating food there will be a need for dieticians. Dieticians are in demand almost everywhere in the nation. Wherever there is a need to help the obese, injured, and malnourished, there will be a need for dieticians. Every hospital has a team of dietitians ranging in size depending on the size and budget of the hospital as well as the workload they must share.
     Jobs related to being a dietician would include any kind of therapy. In these fields, professionals must create a path towards better health for their patients. A dietician might be helping someone lose weight just like a physical therapist would help someone walk, or like a psychologist might help someone work towards obtaining a stable mind.


     I interviewed
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