Are dietitians in demand?

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asked Sep 19 in Weight Loss/Dieting by Slashersplasher (920 points)
Are dietitians in demand?

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answered Sep 20 by LinaJoe98 (4,630 points)
Dietitians are in demand the demand for dieticians is expected to grow by at least 11 percent from now and up until the year 2030.

Even then after that dieticians will also be in demand as some dieticians may likely be retiring and leaving the Job which makes more dieticians needed.

Dietitians do get paid pretty well and the more experience you gain the more your salary goes up.

The average annual salary for a dietician is between $61,270.00 to $74,000.00 although some dieticians may get a starting pay as low as $50,000.00 per year although it's still a good salary compared to some other low paying jobs,

In hospitals dietitians help to treat malnutrition in patients and also provide nutritional therapy for patients who are malnourished or those who have trouble eating or swallowing.

A dietitians job is to provide medical nutrition therapy for patients in institutions such as hospitals and nursing care facilities.

Clinical Dietitians also assess patients' nutritional needs, develop and implement nutrition programs and evaluate and report the results.

Dietitians can diagnose and treat malnutrition and other health issues that they are qualified to diagnose and treat.

Dietitians are the only regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat such problems.

Registered dietitian nutritionists make recommendations and work with the health care team to help patients receive the nutrition they need.

RDNs assess malnutrition using weight history, dietary intake, lab values and a physical exam.

Dieticians are doctors but only in the sense of being a doctor in the nutritionist field and not a doctor in other fields like your general family doctor or pediatrician would be.

Normally dietitians have at least a bachelor's degree.

If the dietitian have not received any doctoral level degrees such as a PhD (i.e. Doctor of Philosophy) or a professional doctorate degree, then they don't have the "doctor" title.

However some doctors may also have their degree and training in being a dietician so some doctors may also be dieticians as well.

A licensed nutritionist is a health care professional specializing in nutrition and dietetics who has received credentials from a nationally recognized nutrition licensing organization.

While a nutritionist is not a doctor, it is feasible that a doctor could also be a licensed nutritionist.

A dietitian is an expert in identifying and treating disease-related malnutrition and in conducting medical nutrition therapy, for example designing an enteral tube feeding regimen or mitigating the effects of cancer cachexia.

Many dietitians work in hospitals and usually see specific patients where a nutritional assessment and intervention has been requested by a doctor or nurse, for example if a patient has lost their ability to swallow or requires artificial nutrition due to intestinal failure.

Dietitians are the only regulated healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat such problems.

In the United Kingdom, dietitian is a 'protected title', meaning identifying yourself as a dietitian without appropriate education and registration is prohibited by law.

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