Here's a question from Shazara: Hi Whitney.. For the past year I've been debating if I should do dietetics or not. I am a little squeamish and I'm not gifted at sciences, do I stand a chance at majoring in dietetics. Thanks for your response & again love this blog!! Awesome question! I had a … Continue reading Q&A – Debating on a Career in Dietetics
Here's a question from Sarah: Hi Whitney! I am interested in maybe becoming a clinical dietitian I’m not that sure yet I’m still kind of confused as to what I want to major in. The chemistry classes has me very scared because I’m not very good at math and I believe chemistry probably involves the … Continue reading Q&A: What do Clinical Dietitians do?
Hi! I've looked up jobs hiring for an RD just to see how many jobs are out there and in my city there's less then 30 jobs. Is the job market good? This one is a tough question since I'm sure it varies where you live. In British Columbia, Canada (where I live), dietitians are … Continue reading Q&A: How is the RD job market?
Gina asks: How do I know if the field of dietetics is for me? I have switched my major 8 times in the past year I have a strong interest in cooking and all things health but the classes are difficult and I dont know what is the right career for me. I keep changing … Continue reading Q&A: Is Dietetics Right for Me?
I've had this question a few times (both on this blog and my former internship venue): Did you ever consider doing another major, basically did you ALWAYS want to do dietetics? Sorry for it being a more personal post (just as a warning for readers out there! I didn't always want to be a dietitian. … Continue reading Q&A – Did you always want to be an RD?
Soon to be RD asks: Hi there! Does a dietitian have to do a lot of math and different calculations is there math really involved in the job duties? Thanks! 🙂 It depends on where you work! As a clinical dietitian, you're bound to use your calculator at LEAST a few times a day, calculating … Continue reading Q&A: Dietitians vs Math
Eva asks: Do you ever get disrespected as an RD? Disrespected may not be my word of choice, but I have had a couple moments (especially at a Dietetic intern) when my thoughts, opinions and recommendations for a patient were not taken the best by individuals in the team. Every physician and interdisciplinary team member … Continue reading Q&A – R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Question from Sarah: I dont specifically know what it's like to be a clinical RD, I tried to google it but didn't get any good details. can you describe what your typical day is like? Awesome question! Whether you're a casual RD covering for workload, ward coverage when a RD isn't available, or if you're … Continue reading Q&A – What do clinical RDs do?
The reason I love blogging is being able to provide insight on what my experiences are as a new RD, with the fascination followers received on my previous blog as a motivating facter. As a continuation and transition into this new writing venue, I'll be answering questions followers have asked in a weekly addition of … Continue reading Q&A – What do I want to do when I grow up?