Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit42.35%
  2. Private, not for profit30.72%
  3. State and local government19.59%
  4. Self-employed4.41%
  5. Federal government2.62%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 41%
  • High school 23%
  • Associate's degree 23%
  • Post-master's certificate 8%
  • Bachelor's degree 3%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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