Dietitian

With expert knowledge of food products, dietitians can design and implement nutritional programs for their patients. The goal is to improve health through a good diet.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Testimonials

Prerequisits

Minimum overall average: 70%

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

3 other academic subjects among Chemistry, Biology and Physics - Grade 12

Interview

Academic English - Grade 12

Academic Mathematics - Grade 12

3 other academic subjects among Chemistry, Biology and Physics - Grade 12

Daily tasks

  • Greet and counsel the public
  • Create individual diet programs for each person
  • Assess the nutritional status of an individual or an institution
  • Educate the public on nutritional needs
  • Develop new products in partnership with companies

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Be curious and have good logical sense
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$33,32 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $69 306

Min hourly rate: $23,08 / h ($48 006)

Max hourly rate: $38,00 / h ($79 040)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Self-employed

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Type of diploma obtained

Bachelor of Health Science

Years of study: 4

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