Dietetic Technicians (29-2051)

Occupation description:  Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 4555 22.22 25
United States 33,40036,500 9.31,100 1,5002,910

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is robust with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.999.7111.38 13.6617.4822.61
Alaska 19.8814.6016.47 19.7023.0025.95
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.4814.3115.93 18.2522.7627.04

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
455 11.126.8 19.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation14
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 25
Number of job position postings 3
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 8.3

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Dietetic Internship GCRT
Dietetics BS