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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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 29-9092.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 74,960.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 36.00
- Currently, there are 2,720 people on this job
Also Known As…
- Staff Genetic Counselor
- Senior Genetic Counselor
- Reproductive Genetic Counseling Coordinator
- Prenatal and Pediatric Genetic Counselor
- Medical Science Liaison
- Hereditary Cancer Program Coordinator
- Genetic Counselor
- Coordinator of Genetic Services
- Clinical Coordinator, Pediatric Genetics
- Certified Genetic Counselor
- Prenatal Genetic Counselor
- Pediatric Genetic Counselor
- Mitochondrial Disorders Counselor
- Genetic Coordinator
- Chromosomal Disorders Counselor
- Cancer Program Consultant
- Cancer Genetics Assistant
- Cancer Genetic Counselor
Tasks for “Genetic Counselors”
- Assess patients' psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress, fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts to make referral recommendations or assist patients in managing test outcomes.
- Evaluate or make recommendations for standards of care or clinical operations, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, ethics, legislation, or policies.
- Provide genetic counseling in specified areas of clinical genetics such as obstetrics, pediatrics, oncology and neurology.
- Prepare or provide genetics-related educational materials to patients or medical personnel.
- Engage in research activities related to the field of medical genetics or genetic counseling.
- Determine or coordinate treatment plans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics or counseling literature, and considering histories or diagnostic data.
- Provide counseling to patient and family members by providing information, education, or reassurance.
- Explain diagnostic procedures such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS), ultrasound, fetal blood sampling, and amniocentesis.
- Design and conduct genetics training programs for physicians, graduate students, other health professions or the general community.
- Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in genetics.
- Write detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts to patients or referring physicians.
- Analyze genetic information to identify patients or families at risk for specific disorders or syndromes.
- Identify funding sources and write grant proposals for eligible programs or services.
- Provide patients with information about the inheritance of conditions such as breast, ovarian, prostate and colon cancer; cardiovascular disease; Alzheimer's disease; and diabetes.
- Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings to patients or physicians.
- Refer patients to specialists or community resources.
- Interview patients or review medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or family medical histories, and document findings.
- Collect for or share with research projects patient data related to specific genetic disorders or syndromes.
- Discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits and limitations with patients and families to assist them in making informed decisions.
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