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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 Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,43078$24.87/hr$17.42/hr$19.70/hr$24.61/hr$27.50/hr$33.56/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services60$28.59/hr
Education and Health Services2,160$21.61/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration790$28.15/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$19.70/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 60$19.45/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 60$18.45/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 60$22.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$19.63/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 140$21.71/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 150$24.52/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$22.88/hr2.0%
Southwest Balance of State 160$23.10/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 180$22.39/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 260$19.59/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 280$23.52/hr6.0%
Southwest Minnesota 320$22.15/hr1.0%
Northwest Balance of State 350$23.91/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 370$23.33/hr1.8%
Northwest Minnesota 430$23.91/hr7.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,430$24.61/hr8.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,560$24.61/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,030$23.91/hr5.7%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,240$30.79/hr10.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 3,110$30.53/hr7.6%
Healthcare Social Workers 3,430$31.51/hr12.1%
School Psychologists 1,090$40.10/hrN/A
Clinical and Counseling Psychologists 1,260$49.90/hrN/A
Marriage and Family Therapists 2,310$33.15/hr15.5%
Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors 3,880$29.60/hr8.6%
Social and Community Service Managers 4,960$38.74/hr11.8%
Residential Advisors 2,640$20.49/hr7.6%
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary 120$65,197.60/yr8.3%


  • Supervise rehabilitation counselors and staff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, or transportation problems, and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
  • Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Maintain close contact with clients during job training and placements to resolve problems and evaluate placement adequacy.
  • Locate barriers to client employment, such as inaccessible work sites, inflexible schedules, or transportation problems, and work with clients to develop strategies for overcoming these barriers.
  • Arrange for on-site job coaching or assistive devices, such as specially equipped wheelchairs, to help clients adapt to work or school environments.
  • Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that rehabilitation programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.