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Dietitians and Nutritionists
If you want to be a dietitian or a nutritionist, you should take
as many courses as possible in health, biology, chemistry, family
and consumer science, and mathematics. If you are not sufficiently
prepared in high school, you are likely to struggle with such
college courses as mathematics and biochemistry. Communication
skills are also important, since dietitians and nutritionists must
interact effectively with clients, employers, and colleagues. Even
researchers who spend most of their time in the lab must cooperate
with colleagues and write clear, accurate reports on the results of
their work. For this reason, dietitians and nutritionists must be
well versed in spoken and written English. Psychology, which
generally is taught in college nutrition programs, is an important
aspect of the work of many dietitians and nutritionists. Since
dietitians and nutritionists use computers to conduct research,
store information, and perform other tasks, it is a good idea to
take as many computer science classes as possible.
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