The demand for qualified Rehabilitation Directors is expected to rise by the end of this decade to over 20%. Meeting that demand will be challenging as with all sector growth. What is unique to DOR positions is they can be filled by a variety of state licensed healthcare professionals, including RNs, PTs, OTs and SLPs. Essential to the position are strong leadership and management skills and experience, no matter the professional discipline. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) emphasizing patient satisfaction and efficiency of delivery, DORs are going to have to be highly adept at building long-term client relationships, improving therapeutic outcomes and providing community outreach regarding preventative care.
As with most professions, Rehabilitation Directors’ salaries vary from state to state. Perhaps not surprisingly, New York and California pay the highest. Check out those and the rest of the states by accessing this link. After you do, contact the Centra team of experts at 800 535 0076 to optimize your leadership and professional talents and to access exclusive opportunities across the country.