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Rehabilitation Counselors

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Rehabilitation Counselors

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Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211015  Rehabilitation Counselors 6,164 6,605 441 7.15 % 235 418 44 697 Master's degree 

Rehabilitation Counselors Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    4,470  72 % 4,610  70 % 140  3 % $37,750
Social Assistance    2,580  42 % 2,480  38 % -100  -4 % $36,990
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,620  26 % 1,840  28 % 220  14 % $37,930
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    810  13 % 850  13 % 40  5 % $64,790
Educational Services    240  4 % 280  4 % 40  16 % $38,940
Educational Services    240  4 % 280  4 % 40  16 % $38,940
Other Services (except Government)    190  3 % 220  3 % 30  15 % $32,910
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Org    190  3 % 220  3 % 30  15 % $32,910
Hospitals    180  3 % 180  3 % 0  5 % $46,740
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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