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Genetic Counselors

Education and Training Requirements

High School

If you are interested in this career, you should begin by taking college preparatory courses in high school. Such classes as biology, physiology, chemistry, and statistics will help you determine your aptitude in these areas as well as prepare you for college. Since counseling skills are as important to the performance of this job as understanding genetics, you will also benefit from classes in sociology and psychology. English classes will help you develop your written communication skills and speech will help you gain confidence in speaking. Since all counselors use computers, it'a a good idea to take computer science courses. 

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