WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS IN THIS FIELD?
What is the outlook for entry-level employment in this field?
The program web site at http://web.crc.losrios.edu/diettech has a thorough discussion of employment opportunities.
How well do CRC graduates compete in this entry-level market?
Very well. So far all those graduates who are seeking a job in the field have obtained one.
What is the pay range from entry-level pay to high end with experience in this career?
See the web site for more information but for the Sacramento Valley area, America’s Career InfoNet site http://www.careerinfonet.org/ lists wages for the Sacramento Metropolitan area as ranging from a bottom 10th percentile wage of $11.86 with a median of $15.92 and 90th percentile wage of $19.67 for the year 2005.
What other jobs are related to or made possible by experience or training in this field? What is the potential for advancement in this career?
People with training in Nutrition and Dietetics find work in hospitals/nursing homes, other health related facilities, school and college food services, the food industry, restaurants, public health agencies, nutrition program, WIC programs, Meals on Wheels, health clubs, weight management clinics, community wellness centers, food companies, contract food management companies, and food distribution companies…to name a few.
Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program