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									Pennsylvania Dietetic   Pennsylvania Dietetic   Pennsylvania Dietetic
    Association             Association             Association

Career Information      Career Information      Career Information
   Web Page                Web Page                Web Page

www.eatrightpa.org      www.eatrightpa.org      www.eatrightpa.org
 -Click “Students”       -Click “Students”       -Click “Students”




Pennsylvania Dietetic   Pennsylvania Dietetic   Pennsylvania Dietetic
    Association             Association             Association

Career Information      Career Information      Career Information
   Web Page                Web Page                Web Page

www.eatrightpa.org      www.eatrightpa.org      www.eatrightpa.org
 -Click “Students”       -Click “Students”       -Click “Students”
       Careers In Dietetics                            Careers In Dietetics                            Careers In Dietetics
     ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~                   ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~                   ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~
1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School
2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition        2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition        2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition
3. 6-12 month internship built into college     3. 6-12 month internship built into college     3. 6-12 month internship built into college
   program (Coordinated Program) or done           program (Coordinated Program) or done           program (Coordinated Program) or done
   after college (Dietetic Internship) to          after college (Dietetic Internship) to          after college (Dietetic Internship) to
   achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours         achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours         achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours
4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license           4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license           4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license
5. Obtain continuing education – 75             5. Obtain continuing education – 75             5. Obtain continuing education – 75
   continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years
Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000          Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000          Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000

 ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~       ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~       ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~
1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School
2. Complete associate’s degree                  2. Complete associate’s degree                  2. Complete associate’s degree
     + 450 practice hours                            + 450 practice hours                            + 450 practice hours
3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license          3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license          3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license
4. Obtain continuing education – 50             4. Obtain continuing education – 50             4. Obtain continuing education – 50
     continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years
Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000          Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000          Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000

           ~Possible Careers~                              ~Possible Careers~                              ~Possible Careers~
Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing   Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing   Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing
Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media       Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media       Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media
   Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,              Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,              Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,
Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker   Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker   Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker




       Careers In Dietetics                            Careers In Dietetics                            Careers In Dietetics
     ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~                   ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~                   ~Registered Dietitians (RDs)~
1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School
2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition        2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition        2. Obtain B.S. in Dietetics or Nutrition
3. 6-12 month internship built into college     3. 6-12 month internship built into college     3. 6-12 month internship built into college
   program (Coordinated Program) or done           program (Coordinated Program) or done           program (Coordinated Program) or done
   after college (Dietetic Internship) to          after college (Dietetic Internship) to          after college (Dietetic Internship) to
   achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours         achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours         achieve a minimum of 900 practice hours
4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license           4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license           4. Pass RD Exam, obtain State license
5. Obtain continuing education – 75             5. Obtain continuing education – 75             5. Obtain continuing education – 75
   continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years
Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000          Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000          Salary = $35,000 to more than $72,000

 ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~       ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~       ~Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTRs)~
1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School                         1. Graduate High School
2. Complete associate’s degree                  2. Complete associate’s degree                  2. Complete associate’s degree
     + 450 practice hours                            + 450 practice hours                            + 450 practice hours
3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license          3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license          3. Pass DTR exam, obtain State license
4. Obtain continuing education – 50             4. Obtain continuing education – 50             4. Obtain continuing education – 50
     continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years           continuing education hours in 5 years
Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000          Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000          Salary = $26,500 to more than $40,000

           ~Possible Careers~                              ~Possible Careers~                              ~Possible Careers~
Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing   Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing   Sports Nutritionist, Hospital RD/DTR, Nursing
Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media       Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media       Home RD/DTR, Researcher, Professor, Media
Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,              Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,              Relations RD, Foodservice Manager,
Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker   Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker   Consultant, Private Practice, Author, Speaker

								
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