Genomic medicine is a burgeoning field due to increasing knowledge of the role of genetics in disease and technological advances allowing for significantly faster and more affordable genetic testing.

Genetic counselors are needed to

  • Help order appropriate testing
  • Interpret complex test results for patients
  • Assist in management for genetic disease.

As genomic medicine has extended into multiple branches of medicine as well as the consumer market, the demand for genetic counselors has increased significantly. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicted a 29% growth in genetic counseling positions by 2026. There is an urgent need for more genetic counselors to join the workforce and help care for the next generation of patients.