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This study investigated the use of self-reported functional limitations to indicate employment status of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors after returning to work. This study used data from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) to examine the utility of self-reported functional limitations in indicating the work status of survivors of TBI. The first research question concerned the most common functional limitation reported by survivors of TBI. The second question asked which functional limitations, if any, could correctly classify the work status of TBI survivors. Results of binary logistic regression suggested that the presence of medical symptoms and emotional dysregulation were reliably associated with the work status of survivors of TBI who had returned to work. Memory loss was the most commonly reported functional limitation. While the results show consistency in general with existing literature, some inconsistencies provided insight for future research directions and interventions for survivors of TBI.