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Rehabilitation Aide

0 Associates's Degrees Annually
#246 in Popularity (Associate's)
$32,580 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Rehabilitation Aide Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many rehabilitation aide graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 106
Undergraduate Certificate 57

What Rehabilitation Aide Majors Need to Know

O*NET surveyed people in occupations related to rehabilitation aide and asked them what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. The responses were rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Rehabilitation Aide Majors

Rehabilitation Aide majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Skills for Rehabilitation Aide Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to rehabilitation aide:

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Abilities for Rehabilitation Aide Majors

As a rehabilitation aide major, you will find yourself needing the following abilities:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

What Can You Do With a Rehabilitation Aide Major?

People with a rehabilitation aide degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Healthcare Support Workers 11.7% $37,830
Occupational Therapy Aides 24.0% $28,160
Physical Therapist Aides 29.2% $26,240

How Much Do Rehabilitation Aide Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Rehabilitation Aide majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $28,500 to $39,110 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Rehabilitation Aide Major  ( 28500 to 39110 )
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Median Salary for a High School Graduate  ( 30000 to 57900 )
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Median Salary for a Bachelor's Degree Holder  ( 45600 to 99000 )
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Median Salary for an Advanced Degree Holder  ( 55600 to 125400 )
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Some careers associated with rehabilitation aide require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to rehabilitation aide have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 5.2%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 37.0%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 9.4%
Some College Courses 17.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 24.1%
Bachelor’s Degree 5.8%

Online Rehabilitation Aide Programs

In 2018-2019, 18 schools offered a rehabilitation aide program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 9 1
Certificate (1-2 years) 8 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 1
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 9 1
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Rehabilitation Aide Worth It?

The median salary for a rehabilitation aide grad is $32,580 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to rehabilitation aide.

Major Number of Grads
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant 1,237
Health Aide 1,036
Medication Aide 675
Other Health Aides/Attendants/Orderlies 140

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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