This occupation has an extremely low probability of automation.

0% probability

of automation

28.3% growth

projected to 2026

3,100 employed

currently in the US

$74,960 annual wage

US, median ($36.04 hourly)

What they do

Assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. Provide information to other healthcare providers or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions. Advise individuals and families to support informed decisionmaking and coping methods for those at risk. May help conduct research related to genetic conditions or genetic counseling.

Risk of automation

This occupation is 0% likely to be automated. It ranks of 702 occupations analyzed (higher rank means higher likelihood).

People affected and economic value

In the US, 3,100 people have this job. They earn $74,960 per year on average (the mean annual wage). The occupation therefore represents $232,376,000 in annual economic value. The mean hourly wage for this occupation is $36.04.

Official growth forecast

This occupation is projected to grow 28.3% between 2016 and 2026. At this rate, there would be 3,900 people with this job at that time.

References and notes

This article uses data from "The Future of Employment" (PDF), a 2013 study from University of Oxford researchers, and US Bureau of Labor Statistics files including Standard Occupational Classification 2010 Definitions (XLS), May 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics (zip) and 2016-2026 Employment Projections (XLS).