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CNBC - May 12, 2019
14 High-Paying In-Demand Healthcare Jobs you can Get Without an MD or PhD

Median annual wage: $80,370
Projected job growth through 2026: 29%

Genetic counselors assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects by studying patients’ genes through DNA testing. They provide information to other health-care providers as well as to patients concerned with developing or passing down inheritable medical conditions.

Genetic counselors typically need a master’s degree in genetic counseling or genetics, as well as certification through the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

Read more at this link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/10/14-high-paying-healthcare-jobs-you-can-get-without-an-md-or-phd.html

Parade Magazine - April 7, 2019
What People Earn - Our Annual Report  

The National Society of Genetic Counselors' resident expert media panel member, Ana Morales, MS, CGC and president of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, was featured as a genetic counselor in the 2019 Parade Magazine Annual Report: What People Earn.  

"As an associate professor at the Ohio State University, I love offering support to people affected by heart conditions. I educate them on the causes and address how genetic testing can help prevent it from also happening to their loved ones. I also teach graduate genetic counseling students and do clinical research, both of which have a direct impact on my counseling."

Read more at this link: https://parade.com/867272/kmccleary/what-people-earn-2019-get-a-sneak-peek-at-the-real-paychecks-of-everyday-workers/

USCStoryspace.com – October 2018
Shattering Family Secrets: When An At Home DNA Test Uncovers Hidden Truth 

Sheila O'Neal, the executive director of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, was quoted on USCStoryspace.com in the article "Shattering Family Secrets: When An At Home DNA Test Uncovers Hidden Truth." She gives the perspective of what accreditation programs mean for the growing demand of genetic counselors in the United States. 

Read more at this link: https://uscstoryspace.com/2018-2019/nfarage/Fall_Midterm/index.html

Wired.com – October 10, 2018
So Much Genetic Testing. So Few People To Explain It To You. 

Sheila O'Neal, the executive director of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, was quoted on Wired.com in the article "So Much Genetic Testing. So Few People To Explain It To You." in the "Science" section. She gives the perspective of what accreditation programs mean for the current and future state of the genetic counseling industry. 

Read more at this link: https://www.wired.com/story/so-much-genetic-testing-so-few-people-to-explain-it-to-you/


Wired.com – April 10, 2018
Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers

Ana Morales, a certified genetic counselor at the Ohio State University Medical Center and President-Elect of the American Board of Genetic Counseling, was quoted on Wired.com in the article "Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers" in the "Science" section. She gives the certified genetic counselor’s perspective on these new direct-to-consumer testing options.

Read more at this link: https://www.wired.com/story/helix-takes-clinical-genetic-testing-straight-to-consumers/

GenomeMag.com – March 29, 2018
By Karen Powell, MS, CGC – ABGC Past President
Despite FDA Approvals of Direct-to-Consumer Tests, People Still Need to See Certified Genetic Counselors
23andme tests may be fun to try, but genetic counselors can provide a full picture of health risks.

ABGC board member, Karen Powell, MS, CGC, wrote a bylined article for GenomeMag.com that addresses the popular direct-to-consumer testing company 23andMe. The company was just given the green light from the Food and Drug Administration to test for three mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, two of the most commonly known genes associated with breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancer risks.

Read more at this link: http://genomemag.com/2018/03/fda-approvals-of-direct-to-consumer-tests-need-genetic-counselors/

GenomeMag.com – February 28, 2018
By Ana Morales, MS, CGC – ABGC President-Elect
What Genetic Testing Might Uncover About Your (And Your Family Members’) Heart Health
Learning about genetic risk may help individuals be proactive about their health.

The first in a series of articles from ABGC for a regular column in GenomeMag.com, a bylined article was published by ABGC President-Elect, Ana Morales, MS, CGC. The topic was heart health and how genetic testing plays a role for patients who have already been diagnosed with a heart condition. She discusses red flags for anyone with a predisposition for heart disease and a number of things a cardiovascular genetic counselor may consider when deciding on the best test to offer.

Read more at this link: http://genomemag.com/2018/02/what-genetic-testing-might-uncover-about-your-and-your-family-members-heart-health/