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Registered Dietitian Q&A (Finding a Job, Debt, Master's Programs, ect)



Registered Dietitian Q&A (Finding a Job, Debt, Master’s Programs, ect) TIME STAMPS: 0:33 Did you work throughout undergrad? 0:59 Do you think it’s …

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  1. I have wanted to go to school online for diabetics or nutrition for a while now and i just don't know which school to attend. Any advice?

  2. Hopefully you see this. When you apply to a internship does the emphasis the school focuses on matter to where you will work? Thanks!

  3. Thanks for your video i'm really inspired. I am just confused on which area of dietetics to do masters in? Could you give me some advice?

  4. Very informational laura. Ive been watching these videos for a year now and they are always good. But even though its not 2024. Do you think it will be much harder to get a job with just an internship and no masters? Ik u slightly touched on that but I hear that jobs are already hiring those with masters over people with just an internship

  5. Thank you for these videos! I really enjoy them! I'm looking to study nutrition and dietetics and these videos only confirm that this is what I want to do.
    You've been a help to me as you talk about your journey and what the job entails and things. I love getting all the information about the job I can get! So thank you again 😁

  6. Thank you for the honest video about Dietetics ! I wish I had known some of this stuff before starting school. But I know this is the career field I want to be in so I’m sticking with it! I graduate from my coordinated masters program in December and will take the RD exam shortly after !

  7. My grades are no problem. I'm looking forward to my internship, I'm communicating with the right people at my current university that'll yield my DTR. The following university I want to go is D'youville in Buffalo, N.Y. (where I live.) Their program is a 2-in-1 where in five years, you get your master's in dietetics and RD at the price of an undergrad. You give a lot of insight. Thank you

  8. Thanks so much for the info! I have one year of undergrad left and I will be applying for the Dietetics Master Program. You brought up a lot of good points that I found really helpful.

  9. THANK YOU for this video!! I am currently applying to Master's Programs/Dietetic Training and Internships and this video was so helpful in envisioning what I have ahead. Please keep doing what you do!

  10. The RD's I have shadowed were salaried and worked well over 40 hours a week. They also came in later in the day to teach classes. However, it is flexible if you have a family. The dietitian I interviewed made $105k a year but she had been working 25 years and she also took on admin responsibilities as well as oversaw other RD's schedules. The other dietitian in the same clinic had her Master's and said it was very hard to find work that paid over $20/hr. She told me to go the RN route. The RN CDE I interviewed only dealt with Diabetics not other nutritional cases. She made probably $40+ an hour and also had experience in industry (selling insulin pumps) so that made her more lucrative to the clinic. This is all in the Seattle area. Now across the state in Spokane, WA the market is saturated with grads and not enough jobs so many dietitians have to work in nursing homes. I think it just depends on what you want to get out of it at the end of the day and how you want to spend your time. Nursing school is incredibly hard and demanding. Where I feel as though dietetics seems to fit a family lifestyle more. However, nursing can also accommodate a family's schedule but most jobs in hospitals are 12hr shifts verses 8 hour shifts for RD's in clinic.

  11. What do you recommend for jobs/career for someone who has gone through the undergrad dietetics program but doesn't have a good GPA and grades?

  12. Hello, i wanted to share with you that i'll be going to the University Of Alabama's Online DPD program! I wanted to ask if you have heard of that program and have any input about it as well. Thanks for sharing your personal stories and i hope things will be easier for me once i at least finish my bachelors degree like it was for you. I have 6 years of professional cooking/food/nutrition background and also wanted to know how beneficial it is when looking for internships! Thanks again!!

  13. Hey Laura! Thank you for the video it was really helpful. I'm a freshman at college and I have a question I'm planning on taking the coordinates program for nutrition which is a year longer but I don't know what is the difference between it and the normal BS nutrition. I do realized that it's beneficial somehow
    And it's better from what I read but what I'm going to be working with if I take this program ?!

  14. Hi Laura, I just finished my Undergrad and am taking a couple semesters to figure out exactly what I want to go to University for. For the last couple of years I've been really interested in taking the route to become an RD and I've been watching alot of your videos lately, they're all very helpful! My question relating to this video is: when you took your internship how did you afford to live? Were you lucky enough to find a paid internship or did you have to work on the side as well? Also did you afford the move with savings? I'm just curious if there's some kind of financial aid that's available for this part of a dietetics program, as I don't know much about financial aid when it comes to anything past just community college. Thanks and keep up the good work! 🙂

  15. Hello I am a sophomore in high school and interested in becoming a registered dietician. If it is not prying too much I would like to know how long you have worked as a dietician and how much you make? Thank you and have a nice day.

  16. Thanks for your very helpful advice. I have a question: My fiance is an air force officer so in the future, we might have to move very often (at least every 2 years). I am considering become a RD. I want to hear your opinion about whether or not it is ideal for someone who moves frequently to work in this field. Does all the moving affect the job, or the salary or the career path?

  17. Would you be able to explain to me what the process is of consulting others on the side (Amount of hours, how you get paid, etc)? I'm a dietetics students who would be interested in doing it on the side later on as well as having a nutrition blog. Thank you!

  18. Do you suggest doing the master's with a thesis or non-thesis? I can do the non-thesis and just take a comprehensive exam, but is there an advantage to doing a thesis? At this point, I'm not interested in pursuing a doctorate after graduation.

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