Genetic Counselors:

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advise individuals and families to support informed decisionmaking and coping methods for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $69,280.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 44
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 26.19 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Prepare healthcare training materials
Organize training procedure manuals
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Prepare medical reports
Advise patients on effects of health conditions or treatments
Conduct health training programs
Identify training needs
Develop training programs

Getting Information

Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals
Gather medical information from patient histories
Review engineering data or reports
Collect clinical data

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Analyze medical or health data
Perform medical research
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Follow safety procedures and regulations in medical or medical support environments
Implement pollution control techniques
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests
Implement health or sanitation standards

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Related Licensing Requirements

Genetic Counselor (18-0000000174)

Requirements for Licensure as a Genetic Counselor IC 25-17.5-4-1 Sec. 1. To qualify for licensure as a genetic counselor, an applicant must: (1) submit an application on a form developed by the board; (2) pay the licensure fee determined by the board; (3) provide written evidence that the applicant has earned: (A) a master's degree from a genetic counseling training program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or its successor; or (B) a doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program that is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics or its successor; and (4) meet the examination requirement for certification as: (A) a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics or the successor of these entities; or (B) a medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics or its successor. As added by P.L.177-2009, SEC.35. IC 25-17.5-4-2 Sec. 2. (a) The board may issue a temporary license to an applicant who: (1) meets all the requirements for licensure under section 1 of this chapter except the examination for certification requirement set forth in section 1(4) of this chapter; and (2) has an active candidate status for the certification. (b) An individual who is issused a temporary license under this section: (1) must apply for and take the next available examination for certification; and (2) may practice under the temporary license only if directly supervised by a licensed genetic counselor or a physician licensed under IC 25-22.5 under a genetic supervision contract. (c) An individual who holds a temporary license issued under this section and fails the examination for certification described in section 1(4) of this chapter for the first time may reapply for a second temporary license.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Medical Licensing Board of Indiana (3172342060)

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