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You might refer to rehabilitation counselors as "unsung heroes." When a friend, relative, or neighbor makes steady progress in their physical or emotional recovery, chances are a rehab counselor is the driving force behind the journey. This dedicated man or woman spends long hours on the phone, arranging client resources and speaking to potential employers. Few people will learn the counselor's name, yet he or she helps clients achieve goals they once thought were impossible.

Of course, you might attain some degree of recognition if you help a well-known athlete or celebrity with their rehabilitation program. However, a dedicated rehab counselor will give these high-profile clients the same level of professionalism they extend to everyone in their own community.