Maryville University of St. Louis has the only CACREP accredited rehabilitation counseling program in the state of Missouri.
The Many Employment Settings of Rehabilitation Counselors
Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings including: for state and federal agencies, schools, community not for profit agencies, hospitals, and in private practice. Graduates of Maryville's rehabilitation counseling program are license eligible in Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and certification eligible as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).
Rehabilitation Counselor Scope of Practice
Rehabilitation counselors have the unique scope of practice to perform mental health and vocational counseling. Students complete course work in individual and group counseling and also have knowledge in crisis, addition, trauma. Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which assists persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. The aim of rehabilitation counseling is to help our clients achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible.
Rehabilitation Counseling Employment Outlook
According to U.S. News & World Reports Rehabilitation Counseling:
•Is a ranked in the Best Health Care Jobs category.
•Has a good strong job market & a need for more counselors.
•Has opportunity for career advancement.
•Has increasing work flexibility and work life balance.
Rehabilitation Counseling Salary
According to Salary.com Rehabilitation Counselors:
•Earn between $52,000 - $89,000 in St. Louis (data for experienced counselors).
According to American Counseling Association
•Rehabilitation counselors are the highest paid counseling specialty.
According to the Social Security Administration
•Individuals with a graduate degree will earn between $1.5 -$1.1 million more than high school graduates over a lifetime.