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. State and local government33.36%
  2. Private, for profit27.21%
  3. Private, not for profit24.25%
  4. Federal government8.08%
  5. Self-employed6.96%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 11,200 openings for rehabilitation counselors are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$37,530

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$70,520
$25,010
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Education

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%

Knowledge

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

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
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