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Genetic Counselors

Assess people's risk for inherited conditions or diseases.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$37.67 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:


Growth rate:  29%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
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Job Title Examples:

Cancer Genetic Counselor
Mitochondrial Disorders Counselor
Pediatric Genetic Counselor

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