I would absolutely love to become a registered dietitian. I am 29 years old, have a bachelor's in business administration, am married, and have a 3 year old son. I understand that I need to complete a DPD to become internship eligible and then sit for boards. I have a couple of questions in regards to this. Is there a master's route to complete a DPD or to become board eligible? And what is every
I have only been an RDN since October of last year and am currently working as a clinical dietitian in an acute care hospital. During my undergrad I was not the slightest bit aware that dietitians don’t get compensated for much…(only for diabetes and renal disease). I am reading up on the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act, Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act,
Hi, I did my dietetic internship in 2014 and then immediately entered a PhD in community nutrition. I am thinking about getting a job as a hospital clinical dietitian for a while (I am a bit burned out from academia, and would like a regular 9-5 job for a while). However, I'm worried I won't be competitive for a clinical job as I have no clinical experience other than my internship (which was a
I'm a non-trad student, beginning to take dietetics classes through an online program. I have also been attending (in person) the university in my area, to complete the non-dietetics prerequisite courses (Biology, General and Organic Chemistry, etc.). While here, I have been doing research in microbiology, including a paid research program this summer. Today, my research professor talked to me ab
I have been working as a Consultant RD in LTC for the last 11 years but also have experience working for WIC and at a large hospital. I have slowly become "burned out" over the last several years and am looking for a career change. Wondering if anyone has any advice about entering a new career field when we have such specialized education/work experience?? I have thought about going back to colle
I have been offered a job in Seattle and I am about to negotiate salary. I am from te Midwest and I cannot find consistent information on pay. I really have no idea where to start in negotiating. Any thoughts on an average range? I am in clinical dietetics and ave been practicing for 5.5 years. Thanks!
Considering applying to a position as a dietitian a fresenius. Those currently working in dialysis clinics, esp fresenius-what are the pros and cons? Are you happy with your current spot? If you work at Fresenius, what are the benefits like? Paid time off for new employees, etc. Are you full time, do you have to cover multiple clinics?
I was wondering what the pros/cons are of being an outpatient dietitian at a hospital. Outpatient dietitians can I please get an idea of what your day is like and what you like/don't like about your job? Thanks!!!
Hi Everyone, I'm new here and have never reached out to any students that are in the program, so I thought id give it a try in hopes that I get my questions answered. Im currently enrolled in a community college and I'm not really that close to applying yet, but I wanted to still get information/guidance so that I'm aware.
The Dietetic Program says that its 18 months, but I wanted to know if
I've been working a full time outpatient job with benefits for the past 5 years. My job is essentially telephone and video based weight loss counseling. Most of the time I like what I do. However, I'm concerned that this limited area of knowledge will be an issue in the future if I want or need to get another job.
My commute is 45 minutes to an hour each way currently. I have a strong possi
Can someone tell me the pros/cons of being a lead RD for a dialysis company. Is the pay significant more? I believe the patient census is lower, but you have to attend more management meetings. Any advice is appreciated.
I have been an RD for almost 5 years and ultimately would love to further my education. I have been cautioned by several mentors that an MS in nutrition won't "mean" very much as far as career growth or monetarily. Some of my colleagues have suggested an MBA to make myself more well rounded but I'm not sure this is the right track for me. I have a strong interest in clinical nutrition and can't r
I'm seeing a lot of this certification- certified Wellness coach..Since Health Coaching is on the rise- I guess this is part of that trend. Wondered what anyone else thought about this- I think to be marketable- we need to all get certifications...
Hello all! I cant believe this site exists and wish I had found it sooner! I consider myself quite passionate about eating right and believe it plays a huge role in preventing many illnesses. That being said, I would love to help educate people and motivate them to eat better. Thus, dietetics has always been a career path I wanted pursue. However my parents and close friends urged me into nursing
Hi all! A few weeks ago I had to deal with the painful experience of being terminated from my first RD job. I was employed in a large acute care hospital as a clinical dietitian for two years but was let go for poor performance. While I am determined to continue my career, I do not know how to address this during interviews let alone how to appeal to recruiters with this on my record. I am trying
I've pondered for a long time what it is that I would like to go to school for. I have a passion for nutrition, food and what it does to our bodies. I want to end up doing something that I know I will be happy doing for the rest of my life. I'm interested to hear from other dietitians and the experiences they went through to get to where they are. How long did it realistically take for you to bui
Some career advice for those of you looking for a job. If a position seems too good to be true, it usually is. Never accept stock in lieu of payment. More than likely you will get burned having worked for free with no payoff. Start ups are notorious for this scam. They offer you a great title as well as a large sum of stock and make it seem as though your money ship will come sailing right in. Th
Here is my story. After posting in this forum and taking in the advice of many, I have finally decided to pursue my RD internship after 16 years working as a nutrition specialist at a local university. The program I'm doing is long distant and will consider all my prior community experience so, I only need clinical hours.
Problem is it is as hard as hell to get someone willing to take you in a
Hey guys, I am applying to distance internships for the fall match.I wanted to know if there are any facilities that can accept interns around the Montgomery,Delaware county and Philadelphia county area.