The Profession of Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. This process integrates the following:

·         Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.

·         Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.

·         Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.

 Genetic Counseling Ranked "Best Careers" by U.S. News and World Report

Genetic Counseling has been ranked on the "Best Careers" listing of the U.S. News and World Report for three consecutive years because it is a profession that offers growth potential, high satisfaction, and innovative career opportunities.

U.S. News and World Report: Best Careers:

o   http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2007/12/19/genetic-counselor-executive-summary_print.htm

o   http://www.usnews.com/articles/business/best-careers/2008/12/11/best-careers-2009-genetic-counselor.html