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. Join our talent pool and get scouted today!

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