• Genetic Counselors
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 72,030
    $55,280 range bar $91,290
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Genetic counselors assess the risk for inherited conditions or diseases to provide information and support to other healthcare providers, individuals and families concerned about risks.

What do they typically do

  • Counsel patients and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance regarding genetic risks and inherited conditions
  • Interview patients to get comprehensive individual family and medical histories
  • Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with patients, families, and other healthcare providers
  • Write detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts for patients or referring physicians
  • Participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in genetics and genomics
  • Evaluate genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific genetic disorders

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.7%
Job Opening 13

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