Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Dietician or Dietitian? Which is the correct spelling? - Is this a good career?

Why on earth would I want to write about becoming a Dietician? I don’t know exactly it is just a subject I am interested in, I guess.

I got thinking when I read http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-become-a-dietitian the other day. The first that struck me was the name – had I been spelling the word Dietician wrong all these years? This article is spelled Dietitian!
I then looked it up and phew, thank goodness my spelling was correct. According to http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/dietitian the word can be spelled as either Dietician or Dietitian. It’s one of those words where either spelling is OK.

The salary for Dietician’s seem quite good, up to about $71K apparently, although this seems to vary quite a lot, I think there must be a lot of more junior roles.
If you want to become a Dietician you will need to study for a Bachelors Degree. It is best to obtain a degree relevant to the field but you can still get a job in some circumstances even if your degree is unrelated. Related degrees include, Bachelors of Science in dietetics, Bachelors of Science in Foods and Nutrition, BA of science in Food science, BA of science in Food management and BA of science in food service management. - http://www.brighthub.com/health/diet-nutrition/articles/57340.aspx

Apparently it pays to specialize - http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-become-a-dietitian the. I think if I was to choose a specialism and being a Sports fan I would choose to study for the role of a Sports Dietician. I think having a job like this would be really good in terms of your own personal health too. Having an understanding of how the diet you eat impacts your health must be a good thing – right? http://www.firehow.com/images/stories/users/80/registered-dietitian.jpg
Once you have passed your degree you are nearly there but you still need to become an accredited Dietician. You do this simply by getting some extra qualification. These take about 6-12 months. You will then need to pass an examination from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and you are away. Taking this approach you should be a full blown, qualified Dietician/Dietitian, whatever you want to call it.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the demand for Dieticians is good too. Apparently the number of jobs will rise by 5,000 to 62,000 by 2016. - http://www.degreefinders.com/education-articles/careers/how-to-become-a-dieti...

I hope the content in this article is useful. I have drawn it together from a few Internet resources, which are all worth checking out for further information. Thanks for the visit and if I can be of any further help please get in touch with me.

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