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I was thinking of becoming a genetic counsellor as a possible career. Does anyone know the job prospects, career, salary and the demand for genetic counselling?
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Genetic counsellor is very specific/narrow field in terms of job prospects, where as a genetic counsellor you analyse someone's genetic lineage for planned parenthood or for research purposes such as genetic factors/risks for cancer. The job will be named a "genetic counsellor" you would either work for the NHS or privately but private GCs are very competitive and are usually at a level of consultancy or at least five to eight years plus worth of experience. If you worked in the NHS then your salary will start from £33k upwards, with genetic counsellors that over five years will get approx. £39k. Private sector is £60k+, if you worked in Europe then it will be around £50-80k, and the same applies to North America. In the UK it is not heavily demanded, due to budget cuts but places like Germany, Switzerland, Canada and America really appreciate that qualification and experience more as they are more in demand especially in the planned parenthood department.
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Genetic counsellor is very specific/narrow field in terms of job prospects, where as a genetic counsellor you analyse someone's genetic lineage for planned parenthood or for research purposes such as genetic factors/risks for cancer. The job will be named a "genetic counsellor" you would either work for the NHS or privately but private GCs are very competitive and are usually at a level of consultancy or at least five to eight years plus worth of experience. If you worked in the NHS then your salary will start from £33k upwards, with genetic counsellors that over five years will get approx. £39k. Private sector is £60k+, if you worked in Europe then it will be around £50-80k, and the same applies to North America. In the UK it is not heavily demanded, due to budget cuts but places like Germany, Switzerland, Canada and America really appreciate that qualification and experience more as they are more in demand especially in the planned parenthood department.
Thank you so much!!
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Thank you so much!!
No problem, good luck. I study Genetics and learning about genetic counselling is part my course
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