Genetics Nursing Jobs

Genetics nursing jobs provide early detection screenings, counseling, and treatment for their patients that have genetic disorders and specific diseases. Treating and educating their patients and the public about genetic disorders and other diseases are common tasks of genetic nursing jobs. Instructing the patient's family about how to provide home health care regarding, nutrition, exercise programs, and the administering of medication is typical.

There are three educational paths that will lead to a genetics nursing job that involves obtaining a diploma from a nursing program, a bachelor's degree, or an associate's degree. In 2006, there were 709, 850, and 70 bachelors of Science nursing programs, associate's degree programs, and diploma programs offered by hospitals.

In 2006, there were around 2.5 million registered nursing jobs employed mainly within hospitals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there is a projected 23 percent increase in employment set to occur over the 2006 to 2016 decade. This rate of employment will be much faster than average with the growth attributed to the rising elderly population.

Genetics nursing careers have a very promising outlook. Get started now. Search for Genetics nursing jobs at, your connection to healthcare jobs and professionals.

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