On the Job
Dietetic Technicians work under the supervision of dietitians. They may plan and prepare meals based on certain guidelines. They may teach people about nutrition.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
- Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
- Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
- Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
- Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
- Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
- Train medical providers.
- Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
- Manage preparation of special meals or diets.
- Supervise medical support personnel.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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