Genetic counseling is a field that is growing faster than ever, with new genetic counseling jobs being created. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the projected growth is an incredible 28% from 2016-2026.
As of 2016, the average salary of a genetic counselor was $74,000, ranging up to $250,000.
Now is an exciting time for genetic counselors and anyone interested in becoming a genetic counselor.
Crain's Chicago Business named genetic counseling one of the "10 most in-demand Chicago jobs in 2016 (that pay $60,000 plus)"
The Boston Globe named genetic counseling one of the "30 fastest-growing jobs by 2022" with a projected 41.2% increase in job positions