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i want to become a Dietitian .what are the career options in Dietitian career?

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RE: i want to become a Dietitian .what are the career options in Dietitian career?

Deepali Tandon
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Dietitian Career

With the urban eating habits going chaotic and fast food replacing ghar-ka-khaana, the big-town people have turned health conscious like never before. And who do they seek assistance from to keep then fit? Yes, a dietitian.

Although a relatively new profession, the work of a dietitian is gaining importance with people realizing how inappropriate food intake can lead to major and at times almost fatal diseases. A dietitian promotes good health by advising food that is healthy and nutritious.

As a dietitian your assistance would span across different age and health groups --- infants, adults, the obese, the diseased, nursing mothers, sportsperson and a host of others. Read below to know if being Dietitian would suit you !!!!

Skills for Dietitian Career.

The below mentioned are few personality traits required to excel in the career:

  •          Fascination with concept of food and its influence on the human psyche.
  •          A scientific temper Interest in helping people with health and nutrition
  •          Ability to explain complex things with simplicity
  •          Enjoy communicating to a wide range of people
  •          Good at motivating people
  •          An understanding approach
  •          Good communication skills

Job Opportunity

With degree as dietitian following are employment opportunities:

 

  •         Set up your own practice or work as a consultant to hospitals, clinics, sports teams, etc.
  •          Can work as freelance or full time writers for food magazines and lifestyle columns, hosting health shows.
  •          Be involved with the food and pharmaceutical industry in research area.
  •          In specialty clinics and fitness centers
  •          In residential educational institutions
  •          In the NGOs, to teach the community of healthier food habits
  •          For manufacturers of ready-to-eat food products.

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