Genetic counselors work with healthcare teams to provide information and support to families who are at risk for a variety of inherited conditions, or who have members with birth defects or disorders. They may analyze inheritance patterns and risks of recurrence and review available options with the family. They may serve as patient advocates, referring clients to appropriate healthcare professionals and services. Most programs are master's-level degrees.
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Specific Prerequisites: Please check individual school prerequisites for more information.