Dietetic Technicians


Assist dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dietitians, may plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  3. Management And Public Relations

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 780 9.17 7.19 10.16 19,080 14,950 21,140
Columbia MSA 40 8.28 6.15 9.34 17,210 12,780 19,430
Springfield MSA 70 9.84 7.69 10.92 20,470 16,000 22,710
St Louis MSA 450 9.13 7.01 10.19 18,990 14,570 21,200
Kansas City* 100 10.56 8.63 11.53 21,973 17,950 23,985
Central Region* 70 8.50 6.17 9.67 17,683 12,840 20,104
Ozark Region* 90 9.82 7.66 10.90 20,422 15,940 22,663
St. Louis City* 100 10.01 7.44 11.30 20,824 15,477 23,498

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 870 1,050 180 20.69 40 Good
Kansas City MSA 100 120 20 20.00 6 Caution
St Louis MSA 450 540 90 20.00 22 Good
Central Region* 60 70 10 16.67 3 Good
Ozark Region* 110 160 50 45.45 8 Great
Southwest Region* 40 60 20 50.00 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months)
or training in one of the following
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Nutrition Sciences
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Dietetic Technician (DTR) (NEW)
Dietitian Assistant