Genetic Counselor

Career Information


Likely Duties

  • Oversees and provides direct patient care
  • Manages compliance with regulatory agencies and polcies
  • Analyze family histories
  • Counsel patients and families
  • Provides leadership for day to day operations
  • Design systems to collect, maintain, and analyze data


Likely Requirements

  • Master's degree in Genetic Counseling (American Board of Genetic Counseling accredited program)


Likely Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of related experience
  • Preferred: 5 years of genetic counseling 
  • Preferred: 1 year of cancer genetic counseling


Likely Licenses

  • Board Certified Genetic Counselor
  • Preferred: certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling

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