Rehabilitation Counselors

Rehabilitation counselors provide counseling and guidance services to people with disabilities to help them resolve life problems and to train for and locate work that is suitable to their physical and mental abilities, interests, and aptitudes. There are approximately 103,840 rehabilitation counselors working in the United States.


Quick Facts
Duties Provide counseling and guidance services to people with disabilities
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, urban areas
Education and Training
  • Master's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
Experience Internships; volunteer or part-time experience recommended
Skills
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
  • Scientific
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Professor
  • Manager or Supervisor
  • Experienced Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Entry-Level Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Intern

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