Mental Health Counselors & Substance Abuse Counselors

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Occupation Description

Mental health and substance abuse social workers evaluate and assist individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse difficulties, comprising of abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may also require individual and/or group treatment, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

109920

Job Openings By 2020

69400

Growth Rate

31.3%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:
Bachelors in Counseling

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth