The Genetics Workforce: What’s the Real Problem?

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Recently a terrific CNBC news segment about genetic counselors went around on social media. The headline: “Demand for genetic counselors exploding” based on the Labor Department’s prediction that the need for GCs would grow by 29%, was mostly seen as a good thing. But I … Read More

5 Ways Genetic Counselors Save Hospitals Money

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I recently described some ways that genetic counselors reduce hospital liability in this blog post. Equally important to hospitals is finding cost-effective approaches to healthcare. The American College of Physicians (ACP) says that major drivers of health care costs are inappropriate utilization of advanced … Read More

4 Ways Genetic Counselors Reduce Hospital Liability

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The last few times I told someone I’d just met that I’m a genetic counselor, I got similar responses: “wow! that sounds interesting!”… long pause… head tilts slightly, “what do you do exactly?” It’s not surprising that most people don’t know what genetic counselors … Read More