Genetic Counselors

Job Description

Genetic counselors help educate people about their chances of inheriting genetic disorders or diseases using information from a patient’s family medical history. They explain possible testing options and provide support to patients and family members. They also might educate other health care professionals, students and the public about genetic disorders.

Academic Requirements

A master’s degree in genetic counseling or a related field is required for most genetic counselor positions, and some states require licensure or certification.

Genetic Counselors
$60-100
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
29%
Job
Growth
 
None
Blood
Interaction
Master's Degree
Education
Required

Schools

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, 63701

University of Phoenix – St. Louis

13801 Riverport Drive
St. Louis, 63043
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