Is a Career in Genetic Counseling Right for You?

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  • Do you like helping others?
  • Are you compassionate?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Do you like the sciences or psychology?
  • Are you interested in medicine or healthcare, but aren't sure if you want to go to medical school?


If you answered yes to many of these questions, genetic counseling might be a great career for you. A genetic counselor in North America has a Master's degree from one of 30+ accredited (officially recognized by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling) genetic counseling programs in the US and Canada, and passes a certification exam after their training. Explore our How Do I...? section to learn more about the steps to becoming a genetic counseling student.

Learn more about where genetic counselors work.