Genetic counselors work as part of a medical team, providing support and information to families who are experiencing birth defects or are at high-risk for genetic disorders. They may help families understand test data or analyze familial medical histories. In some cases they may serve as a patient advocate or a liaison to other members of the medical team.
Almost all genetic counselors hold a Master's or PhD degree from a specialized Genetic Counseling graduate program.
For more information:
National Society of Genetic Counselors