Rehabilitation Counselors/Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

Work Activities/Work Locations

  • Rehabilitation Counselors work with people who are physically, mentally, or socially disabled resulting from work related injuries, automobile accidents, hearing impairments, visual disorders, alcoholism, drug abuse, physical disability, mental retardation, and psychiatric disabilities. Rehabilitation Counselors assist these people through job counseling, training, and assessments for how to successfully live independently.
  • Rehabilitation Counselors work in a variety of settings, including state and federal agencies, schools, mental health clinics, nursing homes, correctional centers, school systems, business and industry, private rehabilitation, treatment facilities, recreation programs, independent living centers, and other related areas.
  • Although other human services and health care providers may serve people with disabilities, it is Rehabilitation Counselors who are uniquely qualified to provide vocational guidance and psychological counseling to people with disabilities and their families.

Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Rehabilitation counseling offers a variety of career options.
  • Demand for Rehabilitation Counselors is VERY high and will continue to grow. Currently there are not enough certified counseling professionals to cover all the openings available.

 

Getting Started

Career Outlook