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Rehabilitation : Eligibility & Course Areas

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One with 10+2 can enter the field of rehabilitation. However for more advanced positions in the job arena, bachelors degree is preferred. There are specialised degree/diploma programs for different disabilities such as for Hearing Impaired, Visually Handicapped, Mental retardation, physical therapy etc as well as general program for special education. For diploma and bachelors programme 10+2 is sufficient. For Masters and Post graduate programme bachelor degree is the required qualification. Bachelor courses is generally of 3-4 years and masters programme is of 2 years.

Personnel attributes

One of the chief personnel attribute required for rehabilitation career is the ability to get along well with other people and being good to them. A rehab professional should have an affectionate nature, patience, kindness, gentleness, genuine concern without losing objectivity, a practical approach and an encouraging and positive attitude. Rehabilitation counselors work with many different kinds of clients and must be able to see situations and problems from their client's point of view. They must be both patient and persistent. Professionals in rehabilitation services should be able to gain the trust of others easily and to think logically. They must communicate well with people, particularly people under a great deal of stress. Rehabilitation service professionals often have to motivate their clients as well as influence people who can assist and support their clients.


Earning varies based on area of specialisation and employer. They have alternate options to work full time or part time to earn handsome salary. Fresh rehabilitation therapists/ worker can earn a starting salary of Rs 8,000-10,000 per month. However, with 1-2 years of experience, remuneration increases. In private hospitals and clinics, pay packages are quite higher.


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