Dietitians are professionals specialized in the field of nutrition. They generally try to improve the health of individuals by informing them about proper nutrition, and ideally, by helping to change their nutrition habits. They usually access nutritional needs, and provide information and advice tailored to specific individuals. They may also provide lectures or group talks, or they may be involved in research.
According to onet, 53% of employed dietitians own a post-baccalaureate certificate, 33% have studied to a masters degree level, and 10% have a bachelor degree.
|Access nutritional needs of individuals||Cautiousness|
|Interpret laboratory tests and device necessary plans||Cautiousness|
|Provide individual or group counseling services or teaching sessions on nutrition||Influence Communication skills – Understanding others Compassion|
|Coperating with health professionals and others||Teamplayer Respect for rules Teamplayer_Helping others Emotional Intelligence Influence Communication skills – Understanding others|
Soft skills measured by TraitForward
|Trait||No of Questions||Cronbach’s alpha (α)|
|Do they like reading?|
|Teamplayer Respect for rules||8||0.72|
|Do they follow rules?|
|Do they like helping others?|
|Are they compassionate?|
|Are they cautious?|
|Do they understand how people feel?|
|Communication skills – Understanding others||6||0.74|
|Do they understand others?|
|Do they have a desirable work ethic?|
|Can they influence others?|
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Source: US Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
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