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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Employment Outlook

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010-20, faster than the average for all occupations. From 2010-20, expected employment growth of rehabilitation counselors in the top employing industries is as follows: individual and family services (67%), vocational rehabilitation services (30%), nursing and residential care facilities (24%), local government, excluding education and hospitals (9%), and state government, excluding education and hospitals (4%), according to Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Rehabilitation Counselors.

A study by the American Counseling Association (2014) found that Rehabilitation Counselors generally earn higher pay and receive better benefits among counseling specialties – ACA Compensation Study.

Practice Settings for Graduates of the Program

Public Rehabilitation Counseling Agencies:

  • The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • The Idaho Industrial Commission

  • The Idaho Commission of Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs 

  • Disability service programs within higher education 

Private Sector Programs:

  • Community rehabilitation programs

  • Worker’s compensation and insurance companies

  • Traumatic brain injury programs

  • Rehabilitation hospitals

  • Substance abuse programs

  • Community mental health agencies

  • Community-based correction programs

You can also begin a private practice of your own.


Mailing Address:

University of Idaho Boise Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 364-4047

Fax: (208) 364-4078


Web: Boise Center


Mailing Address:
University of Idaho CDA Center
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: (208) 667-2588

Fax: (208) 664-1272


Web: CDA Center