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How much does a genetic counselor make? What do you major in to get your degree?

I'm thinking about going to college to be a genetic counselor. But I want to know how much they make, I've done some research and found different prices with major gaps in between them. I also want to know like what you study the last to years of getting your masters for it, and how the last two years of a masters work. Like do you stay at the university or take certain classes, just in general how it works that works. And anything else that you can tell me about being and getting your degree for genetic counseling. Thank You!

Asked By: Amanda70 - 4/1/2008
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I believe that a person can major in a field such as nursing or social work to get a job as a genetic counselor. A master's degree is required as you mentioned. For more general info albeit not for professional or educational research: http://www.wikipedia.org and type 'genetic counseling' or such. There are other... More
Answered By: jannsody - 4/1/2008
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"To become a genetic counsellor, you’ll need to do a bachelor’s degree, followed by a 2 year master’s program in genetic counselling. You can get into a genetic counselling master’s program with a bachelor’s degree in a related area, such as biology, genetics, nursing, psychology, or social work... More
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Answered By: Kate - 4/1/2008
 
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