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Dietetic Technicians

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There are approximately 34,800 dietetic technicians in the United States. They are employed by hospitals, nursing homes, public health nutritional programs, food companies, clinics, youth centers, visiting nurse associations, home health agencies, and other institutional settings that require food-service management and nutritional-care services. Most technicians work in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes, although some are employed in health agencies such as public health departments, neighborhood health centers, or home health agencies. Schools, correctional facilities, food vendors, and health clubs are also examples of institutions that may have a dietetic staff.

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