Learn about the types of people who become rehabilitation counselors. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

86% of rehabilitation counselors work in full-time roles while 14% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a rehabilitation counselor. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More women than men are interested in becoming rehabilitation counselors at a ratio of 1.95 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

78% of rehabilitation counselors are female and 22% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a rehabilitation counselor and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a rehabilitation counselor and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more men interested in becoming a rehabilitation counselor than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of rehabilitation counselors are White, making up 68% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 14% and 8% respectively.