Genetic Counselor

Code: 29-9092.00

Also known as: Certified Genetic Counselor, Genetic Counselor, Medical Science Liaison, Prenatal and Pediatric Genetic Counselor, Reproductive Genetic Counseling Coordinator, Senior Genetic Counselor, Staff Genetic Counselor

Description: Genetic Counselors help families and patients to better understand inherited conditions, which may include birth defects and other genetic issues. In order to enter this field, Genetic Counselors must obtain a Master's degree in genetics or genetic counseling. Some go on to obtain a doctoral degree so that they can focus on more research-intensive work.

Genetic Counselor

Typical wages

10% $66,930
25% $74,060
Median $85,700
75% $103,700
90% $126,350
10% $32.18
25% $35.61
Median $41.2
75% $49.86
90% $60.75

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 200