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Genetic Counselors

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advise individuals and families to support informed decisionmaking and coping methods for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling. 

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Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 3.3%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 8
Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $38.05 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $80,840 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).