License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing
License required in 3 states
8th most burdensome licensing requirements
91st most heavily regulated occupation
(Last updated April 24, 2012)
Dietetic technicians, also known as dietary managers and diet clerks, assist dietitians in the provision of food service and nutritional programs. Under the supervision of dietitians, they may plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition or counsel individuals.
Three states require a license to work as a dietetic technician. All three states require two years of education and one exam. Only Maine charges a fee of $91, and California has a minimum age of 18. Dietetic technicians are ranked as having the eighth most burdensome licensing requirements, but since only three states license the occupation, it is the 91st most widely and onerously licensed occupation of the 102 studied.