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Rehabilitation Counselors

Education & Credentials


Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree


Education level attained (national data)

Education Level Attained (national data)
Education Level AttainedPercentage of workers in this occupation
Less than high school diploma1.3
High school diploma or equivalent4.8
Some college, no degree7.7
Associate degree5
Bachelors degree24.7
Masters degree51.5
Doctoral (Ph.D) or professional degree5


Work Experience and Training Requirements

Nationally, this career typically requires:

  • No related work experience for entry.
  • Little or no on-the-job training to become competent.


Current Training Opportunities

Related Programs



Click on any of the Majors listed below to find out more about preparing for this career.


Transfer Options



Licenses are knowledge and skill credentials that are legally required in some careers.

This occupation requires a license.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Rehabilitation Counselor for the Blind


Helpful High School Courses

Examples of helpful classes that help you prepare for this career:

  • Child Development
  • Computer Applications
  • Cultural/Ethnic Studies
  • English Composition
  • Health Education
  • Personal Finance
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Speaking
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Sociology
  • World Languages

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose


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