Class, Today we have a special guest with us to tell us about her career
Hi everyone! my name is Doctor Westbay, I have been a genetic counselor for 5 year.
This could be interesting
What are your main job responsibilities?
We Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. We provide information and support to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.
Good Question! I interview patients to get comprehensive medical histories,Then I evaluate genetic information to identify the patients risk for specific genetic disorders, Then write detailed consultation reports to provide information on complex genetic concepts for patients or referring physicians and discuss testing options and the associated risks, benefits, and limitations with patients, families, and other healthcare providers.
I work at a private hospital but other Genetic counselors work in university medical centers, public hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and physicians’ offices
Where do you work? What is your salary?
I don't get it
That is actually really cool
My Salary is $80,370 per year.
The demand is 29% which is much faster than average and you need a Master´s degree
what is the demand for a genetic counselor? what kind of education do you need?