Genetic counselling is one of the rarest jobs in Australia – with only 230 employed nationwide.
Genetic counsellors work in many areas of medicine, including paediatrics, prenatal, infertility, neurology, cancer and cardiology. Many counsellors work directly with patients, while others carry out research in public laboratories and for industry. Some are employed in health education.
Victorian Clinical Genetic Services (VCGS) carries out tests for hundreds of genetic conditions impacting adults and children.