Genetic Counselors

6.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
27%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
18.2%
by 2031
WAGES
$80,150
or $38.53 hourly
VOLUME
2,740
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 27% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Originality
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Genetic Counselors' job openings is expected to rise 18.2% by 2031
'Genetic Counselors' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Genetic Counselors' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Genetic Counselors' was $80,150, or $38.53 hourly
'Genetic Counselors' are paid 75.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as genetic counselors?

As of 2021 there were 2,740 people employed as Genetic Counselors within the United States.
This represents around 0.002% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 51 thousand people are employed as Genetic Counselors.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-9092.00

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