They counsel people with disabilities resulting from birth defects, illness or disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. This might mean the person has a physical disability, cognitive disabilities, a mental health or substance abuse problem. They evaluate the strengths and limitations of individuals, provide personal and vocational counseling, and arrange for medical care, vocational training, and job placement.
Job titles and employers of recent graduates from this program:
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services; Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, MO Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; Case Worker II, Department of Human Services; Director of Employment Services, Community Options, Inc; Rehabilitation Supervisor, Florida Division of Blind Services; Job Coach, Kannopolis City Schools; Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Department of Veterans Affairs; Rehabilitation Counselor, WV Department of Rehabilitation Services; Independent Living Specialist, Alaska Access; Rehabilitation Counselor, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. 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. Rehabilitation counselors can work in the private sector as well as for the federal and state vocational rehabilitation systems. Others are counselors in mental health or substance abuse treatment programs or transition counselors for public school systems.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment:
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