Careers in Rehabilitation Services and Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation counselors help people with disabilities live independently. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out every five adults has a disability, whether it be physical, mental, developmental or emotional. The demand for rehabilitation counselors has increased so much that over 95 percent of our students find work within six months of graduating.

You’ll work closely with clients of all ages and backgrounds to help them enter the workforce and lead a quality life. Everything that you do as a rehabilitation counselor makes you an advocate for individuals with disabilities and your efforts help break down environmental, social and attitudinal barriers they might be facing.

What Will I Do?

Our graduates may find work as:

  • Job placement specialists
  • Employment specialists / job coaches
  • Career counselors
  • Independent living specialists
  • Life-care planners
  • Case managers
  • Substance abuse counselors

Where Will I Work?

  • State/federal rehabilitation programs
  • Veteran’s administration
  • Private rehabilitation firms
  • Substance abuse counseling facilities
  • University disability support services
  • School-to-work transition programs
  • Vocational evaluation centers
  • Community rehabilitation programs
  • Psychiatric and physical rehabilitation programs
  • Independent living centers

Contact Us

School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Wirtz Hall 323

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Julie Lorang at