• Genetic Counselors
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 85,170
    $64,360 range bar $101,740
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Genetic Counselors assess clients' risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as birth defects. They review genetic test results with individuals and families and support them in making decisions based on those results. They also offer information to other healthcare providers.

What do they typically do

  • Collect comprehensive family and medical histories through means such as interviews, discussions with physicians, and reviewing medical records
  • Evaluate genetic information to identify clients at risk for specific hereditary disorders
  • Document information from counseling sessions to send to clients or to referring physicians
  • Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with clients and other healthcare providers
  • Educate clients and provide information about genetic risks and inherited conditions
  • Provide psychological, emotional, or other support to clients distressed by test results
  • Research hereditary disorders and developments in the field of genetics

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.0%
Job Openings 9

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