Genetic Counselor

Career: Genetic Counselor

Genetic Counselors give advice to doctors and parents who need help understanding what traits, diseases and disorders children may inherit. They also identify risk factors and administer tests to analyze genetic codes. This career requires a Bachelor's Degree and Postgraduate work. To prepare for this career you might investigate inherited and non-inherited genetic traits, learn about statistics and how to interpret them, and study genealogy. Potential salary: $57,000/year.