$13.50 – $30.00
$26,325 – $58,500
Dietary technician; Food and nutrition technician - dietetics
This job position requires completion of a two- to three-year college program in dietary technology and supervised practical training.
The employment outlook is fair to good in most provinces. More information is available here
Fewer opportunities to advance. With more training, they may move into other dietary technician roles or teaching.
0 – 1 year
General learning ability to assist dietitians and nutritionists in planning and supervising food service operations
Clerical perception to maintain inventory control and other operational records
Objective interest in purchasing and requisitioning food, equipment and other supplies, in assisting with supervision of personnel who prepare and serve food, and in inspecting work areas and storage facilities to ensure sanitary standards
Innovative interest in assisting dietitians with research in food, nutrition and food service systems
Methodical interest in compiling data to plan menus and diets for individuals and groups under the direction of dietitians and nutritionists; and in helping patients complete menus
Cafeterias; Extended care facilities; Fast food outlets; Hospitals; Nursing homes; Schools
- Obtain required education training
- Get supervised practical training