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Rehabilitation Counselor
Rehabilitation counselors work with people who have a disability to help them realize their potential. Physically, mentally, or socially disabled people can find assistance from rehabilitation counselors through job counseling, training, and assessments for how to successfully live independently.

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Work Activities/Environment
Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings, including state and federal agencies, schools, mental health clinics, nursing homes, correctional centers, and other organizations. Employers from all areas often hire a rehabilitation counselor. A counselor typically works a 40-hour week.

Academic/Special Requirements
To become a rehabilitation counselor, a bachelorís degree in a related field must be completed before the two-year masterís program can begin. Supervised clinical experience is included in the program. Counselors are certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and must be licensed through the state of employment.

Educational Institutions
University of Wisconsin - Madison
University of Wisconsin - Stout

Average $34,920

Professional Organizations
National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)
PO Box 150235
Alexandria, VA, 22315
703/836-0850 or 888/258-4295

National Rehabilitation Counseling Assoc.
P.O. Box 4480
Manassas, VA, 20108

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