Genetics Counselor
Also referred to as: Genetics Counselor
Requirements and Responsibilities
Provides genetic counseling to individuals and families at risk for hereditary disorders. Assesses recurrence risks and recommends medical or genetic testing based on analysis of the risk, benefit, and cost. Reviews implications with the patient and provides crisis intervention regarding unexpected genetic conditions. Educates physicians and health professionals and ensures appropriate patient referral and care. Requires a master's degree, must be board certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics,. Typically reports to a manager or director. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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