Dietitians and Nutritionists :

Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $55,680.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,037
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.47 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Intellectual Risk-taking
Resource Allocation
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Teach food or nutrition principles
Conduct health training programs
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel
Prepare healthcare training materials
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare medical reports
Teach principles of medicine
Train medical providers

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Conduct nutritional or food programs
Manage preparation of special meals or diets
Manage healthcare operations
Direct healthcare delivery programs
Supervise medical support personnel

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Treatment Planning
Acute Care
Diabetes Diagnosis / Treatment
Care Planning

Related Licensing Requirements

Dietician (18-0000000034)

To obtain certification, applicants must: Have a baccalaureate degree with a major course of study in nutrition and/or related areas. Potentially complete a number of hours of work experience, as determined by the Board, under a certified or registered dietitian. Pass successfully the examination administered by the Board. Have not been convicted of a crime nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the ability to carry out professional duties. Pay all application and examination fees. Licenses may be renewed every two years, in even-numbered years, subject to certain continuing education requirements set by the Board.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana Dietitians Certification Board (3172342043)

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