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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job Information

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.


  • People interested in counseling should have a strong desire to help others and should be able to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.
  • Education and training requirements vary by State and specialty, but a master's degree is required to become a licensed counselor.
  • Projected job growth varies by specialty, but job opportunities should be favorable as job openings are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $38,560/yr ($19.28/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors