Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere) includes jobs like Genetic Counsellor.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Works with patients on areas of concern in regards to genetics.
    • Provides information and resources to assist patients.
    • Assesses client needs in relation to treatment.
    • Conducts counselling interviews with individuals, couples and family groups.
    • Arranges the admission of patients to hospitals.

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    • $1,876 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)

    • 400 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 58% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 41 hours Average full-time
    • 42 years Average age
    • 78% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 290 in 2011 to 400 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Genetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere) work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Health Care and Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Full-time: More than half work full-time (58%, similar to the average of 66%), but there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 78% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Health Care and Social Assistance81.3
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6.7
    Public Administration and Safety4.4
    Education and Training2.6
    Other Industries5.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateGenetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW32.631.6
    VIC30.825.6
    QLD12.720.0
    SA9.97.0
    WA10.210.8
    TAS1.52.0
    NT0.81.0
    ACT1.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketGenetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.0-5.05.0
    20-242.0-9.39.3
    25-3430.3-22.922.9
    35-4425.3-22.022.0
    45-5426.1-21.621.6
    55-599.0-9.09.0
    60-643.8-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.5-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationGenetic Counsellors (and Other Health Professionals not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate61.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree24.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.2-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV0.8-21.121.1
    Year 122.1-18.118.1
    Year 110.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below0.0-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Other Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals who are caring and empathetic and can work well in a team, with the ability to communicate with a diverse range of people.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Biology

      80% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

    2. Therapy and counselling

      75% Skill level

      Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

    3. Customer and personal service

      72% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    4. Psychology

      70% Skill level

      Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

    5. Education and training

      65% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-9092.00 - Genetic Counselors.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      100% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      100% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Telephone

      100% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Letters and memos

      93% Important

      Write letters and memos.

    5. Contact with people

      91% Important

      Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

    Occupational Information Network
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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 29-9092.00 - Genetic Counselors.

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