Career Outlook

Genetic counseling is a fast-growing field -- it's estimated that the number of genetic counselors in the U.S. will increase 28 percent by 2026 -- in part because of the incredible advances in genetic testing over the past decade. Genetic counselors work in a variety of settings, including university medical centers, private and public hospitals/medical facilities, diagnostic laboratories, health maintenance organizations, not-for-profit organizations, and government organizations and agencies.

Source: NSGC Professional Status Survey 2021