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Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

in Massachusetts

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. Excludes "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029), "Psychologists" (19-3031 through 19-3039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (21-1014) providing these services.

Occupation Projection for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
211011  Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 4,314 5,072 758 17.57 % 173 307 76 556 Bachelor's degree 

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Health Care and Social Assistance    3,630  84 % 4,220  83 % 590  16 % $46,754
Ambulatory Health Care Services    1,270  29 % 1,440  28 % 170  13 % $51,642
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities    1,080  25 % 1,330  26 % 250  23 % $40,073
Social Assistance    1,040  24 % 1,170  23 % 130  13 % $47,857
Hospitals    250  6 % 280  6 % 30  13 % $45,604
Management of Companies and Enterprises    120  3 % 130  3 % 10  8 % $62,973
Management of Companies and Enterprises    120  3 % 130  3 % 10  8 % $62,973
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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