We surveyed 37 genetic counselors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical genetic counselor. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a genetic counselor?



Working as a genetic counselor typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that genetic counselors are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a genetic counselor?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a genetic counselor typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a genetic counselor?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a genetic counselor. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for genetic counselors.