Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors



Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 30037$17.63/hr$11.80/hr$13.68/hr$16.56/hr$19.73/hr$26.21/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business ServicesN/AN/A
Education and Health Services3,060$18.12/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration400$28.90/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Balance of State 40$15.53/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$18.37/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 80$17.00/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 90$15.01/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 90$18.55/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 140$22.47/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 150$21.63/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 210$15.85/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 220$16.34/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 270$17.78/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 280$17.92/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 290$17.67/hr-28.1%
Northwest Minnesota 300$16.56/hr-16.7%
Central Minnesota 310$17.33/hr-29.4%
Southwest Minnesota 310$18.87/hr-4.4%
Southeast Minnesota 410$19.87/hr-16.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,750$19.52/hr2.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,980$19.22/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,490$18.74/hr-5.2%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 2,490$29.00/hr15.4%
Healthcare Social Workers 4,390$28.31/hr12.4%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Marriage and Family Therapists 1,380$27.59/hr19.9%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 4,610$27.41/hr6.7%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 1,580$33.11/hr7.4%
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 2,850$41.03/hr11.9%
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%
Recreational Therapists 410$27.98/hr12.9%


  • Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, or relevant correspondence.
  • Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Arrange for physical, mental, academic, vocational, and other evaluations to obtain information for assessing clients' needs and developing rehabilitation plans.
  • Monitor and record clients' progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Develop diagnostic procedures to determine clients' needs.
  • Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, or relevant correspondence.
  • Analyze information from interviews, educational and medical records, consultation with other professionals, and diagnostic evaluations to assess clients' abilities, needs, and eligibility for services.
  • Develop rehabilitation plans that fit clients' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Confer with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals to develop and implement client rehabilitation programs.