• Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Human Services
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 39,380
    $21,300 range bar $58,700
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Rehabilitation counselors help people who have emotional and physical disabilities live and work independently.

What do they typically do

  • Arrange for clients to get services and resources such as medical care, career training and wheelchairs
  • Provide individual and group counseling to help clients adjust to their disabilities
  • Educate employers about the needs and abilities of people with disabilities and about disability-related laws and resources
  • Use clients' values, strengths, limitations and goals to create rehabilitation or treatment plans
  • Advocate for the rights of people with disabilities to live in the community and work in the job they choose
  • Develop a treatment plan with professionals like doctors and psychologists, and monitor clients' progress
  • Help clients create strategies to develop their strengths and adjust to their limitations
  • Evaluate clients' abilities, interests, experience, skills, health, and education

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Opening 338

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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