Mentor Advice ForumConsidering Going Back to School
AvatarAnnonymous asked 2 months ago

I am considering going back to school to become a dietitian. I would love to work in an assisted living facility or even a hospital. After taking human nutrition courses and learning about dietary counseling in college I feel that I have a good foundation to begin a dietetics program. I have also noticed several job opportunities in my area in long term care facilities and I plan to visit several of these and inquire about these positions. Does anyone have any advice regarding going back to school and whether or not this would be a wise career option? Thanks in advance! 

1 Answers
Tammy Filipiak, RDH, MSTammy Filipiak, RDH, MS Staff answered 2 months ago

Continuing to learn is something that is essential for all career paths. If you are considering leaving the dental hygiene profession, it would seem that you would certainly still be able to apply much of what you learned to a new career as a dietitian. I wonder if you’ve looked at the professional roles of the dental hygienist on the ADHA website, it might help you to think about other places you could use your dental hygiene education without leaving the profession. Good luck!