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Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Dietician?

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RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Dietician?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
Dietetics is the discipline concerned with the nutritional planning and preparation of foods. The professional training and education matters alot while looking for a job as dietitian. dietetics is formally studied at the post graduate level, although it may be a part of the bachelor of home science curriculum in food science and nutrition specialization. post graduate diploma or degree course in dietetics , or dietetics an d applied nutrition or equivalent is open to graduates in home science , medicine , hotel management and catering and allied degrees. master's in home science , food science , nutrition and dietetics is offered in the home science department of various universities, including the women's universities. to become a registered dietitian with in the Indian diet association, one has to qualify the registration exam. an aspiring dietitian after completing her post graduate diploma or master's degree , one can take up to six months internship in a multi specialty hospital recognized by IDA for internship and supervised by a registered dietitian. The internship should be done continuously or in two installments of two to four months each, with a break of not more than six weeks. or one can possess two years lof experience as a full time dietitian in a multi specialty hospital of minimum 150 beds and her internship certificate. dieticians can find jobs in hospitals, hotels, in the processed food industry and in teaching. the prospects are good in all fields . the most lucrative prospects are in field of private enterprise. keeping in view the present trend for health foods. residential schools, railways and airlines also employ dieticians to run and or supervise their catering services and look after their nutritional needs. openings for the trained dietitian today are varied and the future looks even brighter with the growth in wellness centers, health and fitness industry and fitness consciousness among people of all ages today.

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Dietician?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

In terms of a job, two things that matters the most is

  1. Institute where you have pursued the course
  2. Final year Score ( Academic score)

Though as such in the job market, experience is what is counted. But in-case if one is a fresher, just fresh out of college, then the only evaluation criteria is your marks.

Here as a counselor, I would suggest that, in-case you are not academically good, meaning you are unable to put your thoughts on paper and score well, please pay attention to the concepts. Get deep into the basics.
Since if your basic is strong and you have practical exposure, then later on no one can find faults with your work. Even in your first job, once people notice your talent, they would not be able to judge you then on the basis of your academic records.

So concentrate and get your concepts clear, than focusing on the percentage, though it cannot be ignored.

Hope this helps.
Wish you good luck...

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Dietician?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for writing to us!

Academic record of your last degree matters. Some organizations prefer students with at-least first class, however, if you have ability to share knowledge, demonstrate skills then don't worry about academic records.

What you need for good job is the conceptual clarity on theories, knowledge key concepts and information about latest trend related to the subject in the market. If you have these, academic record may be overlooked. Ultimately, your performance in an interview matters.

You can do certificate or diploma course relevant to your subject. This may give you additional weightage and express your commitment to the field.

Hope this is helpful.

Best Wishes,
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

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