There are currently an estimated 119,300 rehabilitation counselors in the United States. The rehabilitation counselor job market is expected to grow by 12.7% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are rehabilitation counselors?

CareerExplorer rates rehabilitation counselors with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 21,600 rehabilitation counselors. That number is based on 15,100 additional rehabilitation counselors, and the retirement of 6,500 existing rehabilitation counselors.

What’s the supply of rehabilitation counselors?

The rehabilitation counselor industry is concentrated in California, Pennsylvania, New York

Rehabilitation Counselor job market by state

State Name Employed Rehabilitation Counselors
California 13,710
Pennsylvania 8,020
New York 7,490
Massachusetts 5,780
Ohio 5,050
Washington 4,910
Texas 3,720
Minnesota 3,640
Michigan 3,560
Illinois 3,210
Virginia 2,800
Tennessee 2,790
Wisconsin 2,480
North Carolina 2,380
Florida 2,340
Missouri 2,290
Oklahoma 2,210
Connecticut 2,050
Maryland 2,030
Iowa 2,020
Idaho 1,760
Oregon 1,680
Colorado 1,660
Arizona 1,530
Indiana 1,170
New Jersey 1,120
Georgia 1,090
Alabama 970
South Carolina 840
Kansas 700
Kentucky 700
District of Columbia 640
Louisiana 620
Nevada 560
Mississippi 530
Rhode Island 520
Utah 500
Nebraska 460
Arkansas 430
Montana 420
Delaware 370
Puerto Rico 340
Alaska 330
Vermont 300
South Dakota 300
New Hampshire 280
New Mexico 280
Hawaii 200
North Dakota 180
Wyoming 170