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JOB MARKET/SALARY:

Over the next few years ISEEK and the Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts roughly a 25% increase in the need for addiction counselors.

Although there is some variability in salary depending on level of education attained (associate, bachelors, masters), where you work in the state (rural / metro), what company you work for (private, state, etc.), the employment setting (outpatient, inpatient, detox, residential, etc.), and the type of work you do (case management, counseling, etc.) the average median salary for addiction counselors is between $18/hr. and $22/hr.

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TYPES OF EMPLOYERS LOOKING TO HIRE ADDICTIONS COUNSELORS

The following types of business typically hire addictions counselors: outpatient treatment settings, inpatient treatment settings, residential treatment settings, hospitals, clinics, detox units, drug courts, private practitioners / businesses, and social services.

Last Updated: October 7, 2014

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