Registered Dietitian- cara and erica

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Registered Dietitian- cara and erica

As a dietitian, you can work clinically in a hospital (walking the floors), or community-based (E.g.: WIC-women, infants, children), outpatient counseling, corporate consult, or working with athletes in college or pro. For academic (k-12) careers, the work is more about creating menus and food services. At the college level there is more nutritional counseling involved. The difference between a nutritionist and dietician is that there are no regulations or degrees required for nutritionists. Dieticians have to have a specific educational backgrounds and go through tests, degrees, and practicals.Qualifications: Earn a bachelors degree from a program accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Complete supervised practice at a healthcare facility.Pass an exam with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.Complete continuing Education requirements throughout career.

1) Can become a sports nutritionist2) Can be promoted from regional to national (corporate)3) Can have more supervising-type positions.

Salary:According to the Academy's 2007 Dietetics Compensation and Benefits Survey, half of all RDs in the US who have been working full-time in the field for five years or less earn between $42,000 and $55,000 per year. As with any profession, salaries and fees vary by region of the country, employment settings, scope of responsibility and supply of RDs. Salaries increase with years of experience and many RDs, particularly those in management, business and consulting, earn incomes above $86,000.

Continuing Education: All registered dietitians have to complete continuing education credits, Emily Raines, the RD that came to speak to the class must complete 75 credits every two years.

In 2013, in the US, the number of openings possible for a registered dietitian, 2963 and 5444 applicants. Only 50% of applicants recieved a job.

Career Settings: clinical, oupatient counseling, corporate consult, academic or athletic settings.

Career advancement

Registered Dietitian

Cara Brenn ' Erica Grebelski

Dr. Bush HES 172 Fall 2014

Benefits:-It is a growing industry, more jobs becoming available.-Above average salary

Challenges-at 50% job rate, it is very competitive-contiuing credits must be taken throughout entire career and that costs $$$

Conclusion:A good job, if willing to put in the work and stand out as an applicant. In the end it will pay off if you are the type of person who likes to continue learning throughout your career.



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