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EXPLORE The World of Work ... DISCOVER Your Career
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Explore What You Want To Be

Once eligibility has been determined, you will work with a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Specialist one-on-one to explore the world of work.

Key Questions

  • Do you want to work?
  • What are your interests, skills, and abilities?
  • What types of jobs interest you?
  • Do these jobs match your skills?
  • Are these jobs available in the place where you plan to live?
  • How will your desired job impact your benefits?

Your Choices

Your preferences and answers to these questions are important. Share your preferences with your VR Specialist and he/she can help you find answers.


A) Complete a Comprehensive Assessment

B) Review Your Goals

C) Research the World of Work

D) Identify Job Requirements

E) Participate in Career Exploration Activities

Next - Step 3 - Develop Your Plan
If you plan now, it will lead to great things and will help make your goals attainable.”

Cheryl Thorpe
Transition Specialist, DDS RSA

District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
250 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-8400
TTY: 202-442-8613
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
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