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Job satisfaction and professional capabilities among teachers, especially those working with the exceptional students, are areas of great importance and as a result, in need of maintenance and improvement. In-service training, on the other hand, seems to be an appropriate way of doing just that. To show this, from among a group of 160 teachers and vocational instructors who had registered for an in-service course on occupational counseling for the mentally retarded, 120 who were low on job satisfaction and professional capabilities were selected using two measures constructed by the researchers to measure these constructs. Then, the selected group was enrolled in a 36-hour course on the employment of the disable and job counseling for the mentally retarded. The constructed measures were utilized again at the end of the course and in a follow up. The data show a significant improvement in both job satisfaction and professional capabilities of the participants at both junctures. A comparison of male and female participants yielded that women are higher in job satisfaction than men. Thus it is suggested that such courses are offered to all such teachers and instructors.