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Considering a Laboratory Genetic Counseling Position 

Considering a Laboratory Genetic Counseling Position
Considering a Laboratory Genetic Counseling Position

Elizabeth Butler

and Vickie Matthias Hagen

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date: 28 January 2022

Genetic counselors who are thinking about pursuing a laboratory position should consider multiple factors, including the work environment, the specific roles of the position, perceptions of possible conflict of interest, and other factors that may influence job satisfaction. Genetic counseling training programs provide the foundation for the necessary scientific knowledge and communication skills used in a laboratory setting. Opportunities exist for internships, additional training, and networking to help refine these skills. Genetic counselors who seek to establish a new position must be prepared to provide financial justification. They will likely be offered opportunities to expand the position’s roles and responsibilities over time.

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