Career Outlook for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Also known as:  Addiction Counselor, Addiction Therapist, Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Abuse and Drug Addiction Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Drug Abuse Counselor, Drug Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor
The overall job outlook for Substance Abuse or Behavioral Disorder Counselor careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 13.15 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.19 percent per year. Demand for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors is expected to go up, with an expected 26,260 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.21 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors in the following states
California 8,850
New York 8,600
Pennsylvania 8,290
New Jersey 4,010
Florida 3,470
Massachusetts 3,100
Texas 2,840
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Puerto Rico 60
Wyoming 80
Delaware 160
New Hampshire 210
West Virginia 230
Rhode Island 240
Nevada 250
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