Dietitians and Nutritionists
On the Job
Dietitians and Nutritionists plan or organize food service or nutritional programs. They may supervise the activities of an entire department. They may conduct research, or they may work directly with individuals.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
- Consult with others regarding safe or healthy equipment or facilities.
- Conduct health or safety training programs.
- Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel.
- Train medical providers.
- Prepare healthcare training materials.
- Present medical research reports.
- Advise communities or institutions regarding health or safety issues.
- Provide health and wellness advice to patients, program participants, or caregivers.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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