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Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 171 179 4.68 6 12 19
United States 119700 131500 0.0 4100 8800 14000
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 20.23 12.34 14.33 18.05 24.06 31.82
Alaska 23.25 15.97 17.54 21.08 27.05 36.61
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 21.36 15.69 16.96 19.07 24.03 30.38
Balance of State 27.39 18.09 21.47 25.63 33.96 38.70

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.