What Are The Training Requirements for Genetic Counselors?

Genetic counselors need a master's degree.

Degrees for Genetic counselors
Typical education of Genetic counselors
Percent
Less than High School 1.6
High School 11.2
Some College 13.6
Associates Degree 8.7
Bachelors Degree 36.2
Masters Degree 25.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.5

What Is the Employment Outlook for Genetic Counselors?

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more genetic counselors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

This career includes 2,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Genetic Counselors Make?

On average, genetic counselors make $36.04 per hour or $74,960 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Genetic Counselors?

Hourly income for Genetic counselors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Genetic counselors $21.90 $28.77 $35.64 $43.56 $50.37
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.47 $20.39 $28.49 $38.46 $48.26
Miscellaneous health practitioners and technical workers $13.14 $17.17 $22.98 $32.28 $45.78
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Genetic Counselors?

Annual salary for Genetic counselors in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Genetic counselors $45,540 $59,850 $74,120 $90,600 $104,770
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Other healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,190 $42,420 $59,260 $79,990 $100,380
Miscellaneous health practitioners and technical workers $27,320 $35,700 $47,790 $67,130 $95,220
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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