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.

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

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