Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and support to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions.
- Education requirements: Master’s degree
- Soft skills: Compassion, critical thinking and decision making skills
- Average annual salary: $74,000
- 3 in state schools: University of Oregon (Eugene, OR), Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR), George Fox University (Newberg, OR)
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