Rehabilitation is a method which enables a person to recover from functional limitations after an injury or an illness. Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities to restore their mental, emotional, physical, social and vocational usefulness. Mental illness is also recovered with the help of rehabilitation.

This area also helps the drug addicts to break free from their addiction to lethal drugs. Rehabilitation workers/personnel play an important role in empowering and ensuring the full participation of people with disabilities.  
Those who work in the rehabilitation industry may be exposed to a number of residential treatment centers where they have to deal with patients suffering from severe addiction.

Physical and occupational therapy are included in rehabilitation therapy. Physical therapy concentrates on increasing functions in correct areas of the body by treatment, physical exercises and tissue manipulation. On other hand, occupational therapy concentrates on techniques that allow patients in recovering back to work and to function effectively in normal daily routines.
Few courses offered under Rehabilitation: -
  • Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Diploma in Special Education (Hearing Impaired)
  • Diploma in Special Education (Visually Handicapped)
  • Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor in Mental Retardation
  • Bachelor of Education (Hearing Impaired)
  • Bachelor of Education (Visually Handicapped)
  • Bachelor of Special Education (Hearing Impairment)
  • Master of Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Master of Occupational Therapy- Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science

Basic Eligibility

For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass 10+2 with science subjects. The selection is usually made on the basis of entrance examinations conducted by the institute/university concerned. The duration for bachelor’s degree course is 3-4 years.

For admission into master’s degree a student is required to pass bachelor’s degree in relevant field from a recognized institute. The duration for master’s degree course is 2 years.

Job Prospects

There are various sectors where rehabilitation therapists can find job opportunities. They can find jobs in government or private hospitals, private clinics and health care centers. They can also work with some polyclinics, psychiatric institutes and rehabilitation centers. Job opportunities are available in some special schools, residential care facilities, adult daycare programs, and community mental health centers.

Some may choose to work in an NGO for rehabilitating children, disabled and elderly people.They can also work independently to offer home healthcare facility. They also have the option to open their own rehabilitation clinics.

Pay package: -

Rehabilitation therapists have quite attractive earning in this field. They also have alternative options to earn attractive salaries by working full-time or part-time. Fresher in this field start earning from Rs.8,000 to Rs.10,000 per month. However with the increase in number of years of experience in this field the remuneration also increases. The pay packages are quite higher in the sector of private hospitals and clinics.


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