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There are excellent employment opportunities for vision rehabilitation therapists (VRTs) and orientation and mobility (O&M) specialists. There is currently a critical shortage both regionally and nationally of both professions. Successful graduates of this program can expect to find employment opportunities in various settings, including state and federal agencies, health and wellness organizations, as well as public and private schools. 

Graduates of the Hunter College RT and O&M programs are currently employed in a variety of professional settings including:

New York Vision Rehabilitation Agencies
•    Helen Keller Services for the Blind Brooklyn and Hempstead, NY
•    The Association for the Visually Impaired, Spring Valley, NY
•    The Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment Binghamton, NY
•    The Catholic Guild for the Blind, New York, NY
•    The Lighthouse for the Blind New York, NY
•    The Rivington House a part of Village Cares New York, NY
•    VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired New York, NY

New York Schools
•    NYC Department of Education Educational Vision Services New York, NY
•    Rochester Public Schools, Rochester, NY
•    Spring Valley Central School District Spring Valley, NY
•    The Batavia School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Batavia, NY.
•    The New York Institute for Special Education New York, NY.
•    The Saint Mary's School for the Deaf Buffalo, NY.

Vision Rehabilitation Agencies and Schools Outside of New York
•    Carroll Center for the Blind Newton, MA
•    US Veterans Administration Blind Rehabilitation Program West Haven, CT
•    The Oregon School for the Blind Salem, OR
•    Joseph Kohn Rehabilitation Center New Brunswick, NJ.
•    North Carolina Public Schools Wilmington, NC
•    North Dakota Services for the Blind Grand Forks, ND

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