With the current economy having its ups and downs, many individuals are concerned about their futures. For dietetics majors and Registered Dietitians, the future is extremely bright. A recent report by AND, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, outlining opportunities and trends related to this profession for the next ten year span, has indicated several positive impacts on dietetics that will encourage continued job growth and opportunities for those dietetics professionals interested in:
- Geriatrics: working with our aging population, who are healthier, live longer, and have more money than previous age groups.
- Working in states with lower RD/population ratios such as Nevada, SC, Georgia.
- Learning to speak Spanish: those who are bilingual with have multiple opportunities.
- Working with individuals regarding weight loss or diabetes.
Some simple steps taken and planned early on in your career will set the stage for a tremendous and bright future.
The time to plan is now, not later. It is better to be proactive than reactive to be ahead of the curve, not behind it.