|Quick Facts: Rehabilitation Counselors|
|2010 Median Pay||
$32,350 per year
$15.55 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Master’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||129,800|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||28% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||36,600|
Rehabilitation counselors help people with emotional and physical disabilities live independently. They help their clients overcome personal, social, and professional effects of disabilities as they relate to employment or independent living.
Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings, such as schools, prisons, independent-living facilities, rehabilitation agencies and private practice. Most work full time.
Most often, rehabilitation counselors must have a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. Some positions require certification or a license.
The median annual wage of rehabilitation counselors was $32,350 in May 2010.
Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow with the increase in the elderly population and with the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities.
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