Diet Specialist

Minimum B.Sc. in Food Technology/Microbiology

Not required

The tasks a Dietician is expected to perform include:

Planning, supervising and instructing the preparation of therapeutic or other diets for individuals or groups

Determining thenutritionalvalues of food and food products

Planning menus and special diets with proper nutritional value

Estimating and purchasing the required food, equipment and supplies for the client

Ensuring that the food is properly prepared and sanitary conditions are maintained in cooking and catering places

Instructing individuals and groups in applying principles of nutrition during selection and preparation of food

Preparing educational materials on nutrition

Skilled in providing health advice and promoting healthy eating

Efficient in helping people by advising them about the special diets that they can take up

Efficient in educating health professionals and the public about nutrition

Proficient in establishing and addressing key health needs

Efficient infacilitatingdietary changes

Skilled in supporting the work of other healthcare professionals metabolic balance program

In-depth knowledge about nutritional value of different food items

Knowledge of metabolism cycle and nutrient requirement of different people

M.Sc. in Food Technology


Ability to work independently

Good communication skills

Hard working





It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 5,910 to INR 20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, including primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance and medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising income means a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all these aspects it is safe to say that the job demand for a Dietician is likely to increase in future.

Government and private hospitals

Healthcare centres


Nursing homes


Fitness centres

Cities and towns across India