Genetic Counselor
Taxonomy Code 170300000X

Classification: Genetic Counselor, MS

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A masters trained health care provider who collects and interprets genetic family histories; assesses the risk of disease occurrence or recurrence; identifies interventions to manage or ameliorate disease risk; educates about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, ethical issues, resources, and research; and counsels to promote informed choices and adaptation. Certification was established in 1993 by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and prior to that by the American Board of Medical Genetics. Requirements for experience, licensure, and job responsibilities vary among the states.


Source: National Society of Genetic Counselors [7/1/2005: new]

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Genetic Counselors Ratio per State

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The NPI Database was last updated on 6/30/2024 with 8,412,030 records.

Genetic Counselors per State