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Learn More About the Rehabilitation Counseling Profession

“Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to “faster than average” growth over the next 10 years.”

Employment of counselors is expected to increase by 9% percent over the next decade which is considered “faster than average” growth. Growth is expected to vary by specialty. Employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors are expected to grow 24 percent over the next decade. As society becomes more knowledgeable about addiction, it is increasingly common for people to seek treatment. Furthermore, drug offenders are increasingly being sent to treatment programs rather than jail.

State and local governments will employ growing numbers of Rehabilitation Counselors to assist beneficiaries of welfare programs who exhaust their eligibility and must find jobs. Other opportunities for employment of counselors will arise in private job-training centers that provide training and other services to laid-off workers and others seeking to acquire new skills or careers.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH):  “Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to grow 9% percent from 2014-2024. Demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow with the increase in the elderly population and with the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities.”

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Our master's program in rehabilitation counseling is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and the Council for Accreditation of Related Educational Programs (CACREP), making students eligible to take the Certified Rehabiliation Counselor (CRC) examinations.

On July 1, 2017, CACREP assumed responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of CORE. All graduate programs that were formerly accredited by CORE are now accredited by CACREP.