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Rehabilitation Counselors

General Information

Description

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, aging, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit33.96%
  2. Private, not for profit29.46%
  3. State and local government25.25%
  4. Federal government6.16%
  5. Self-employed5.16%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Human Services

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+2%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$39,990

State-by-state Salary

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$60,610
$25,630
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 55%
  • Master's degree 27%
  • High school 12%
  • Post-master's certificate 2%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • Administrative

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