Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 184193 4.97 1220
United States 119,300134,400 12.74,700 8,30014,510

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.3111.4513.53 17.2823.1330.67
Alaska 22.0015.1616.65 19.1925.1835.34
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.9914.7116.08 18.1222.5128.80
Balance of State 27.1917.5120.84 25.0533.4938.80

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
18915 7.935.4 25.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation75
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation37
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 96
Number of job position postings 38
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 2.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Master's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None