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21-1011.00 - Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Sample of reported job titles: Addictions Counselor, Case Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor), Chemical Dependency Professional, Clinical Counselor, Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor, Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist (DATS), Prevention Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor (SA Counselor)

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Education  |  Wages & Employment

Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
30   Master's degree
19   Bachelor's degree
16   Professional degree Help

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wage data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.
Employment data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.
Industry data for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.

Median wages (2019) $22.23 hourly, $46,240 annual
State wages
Local wages
 
Employment (2019) 319,400 employees
Projected growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
Projected job openings (2019-2029) 39,400
State trends
 
Top industries (2019)
Health Care and Social Assistance (74% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019 wage data external site and 2019-2029 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2019-2029). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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