Become a Genetic Counselor

Source: is aided by the Audrey Heimler Special Project Award through the Genetic Counseling Foundation.

If you’re looking for the who, what, where, why and how of becoming a genetic counselor, this resource is for you! This site helps you explore the field and navigates the practical steps needed to train as a genetic counselor.

Examples of information found on this website:

  • understanding what a genetic counselor does; what the job entails; the types of jobs  available; the settings where genetic counseling takes place
  • determining whether the career is the right fit for you
  • outlining course preparation, etc. to prepare for applying to GC programs; the cost of graduate training