Employment Outlook for Rehabilitation Counselors
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
Practice Settings for Graduates of the Program
Graduates of University of Idaho’s Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services M.Ed. program may find employment in public rehabilitation counseling agencies such as the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Idaho Industrial Commission, the Idaho Commission of Blind and Visually Impaired, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and disability service programs within higher education. Private sector programs that may employ our graduates include community rehabilitation programs, worker’s compensation and insurance companies, traumatic brain injury programs, rehabilitation hospitals, substance abuse programs, community mental health agencies, and community-based correction programs. You can also begin a private practice of your own.