Training Requirements for Genetic Counselors

Genetic counselors need a master's degree.

Degrees for 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

Employment Outlook for Genetic Counselors

This represents about 2,000 people in the United States.

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.

Typical Income for Genetic Counselors

Hourly Income

On average,genetic counselors make $36.04 per hour.

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

Annual Salaries

On average, genetic counselors make $74,960 per year.

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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