Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

7.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
12%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
22.9%
by 2030
WAGES
$47,660
or $22.91 hourly
VOLUME
293,620
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 12% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Persuasion
Negotiation
Originality
Key
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors' job openings is expected to rise 22.9% by 2030
'Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors' is expected to be a very fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors' was $47,660, or $22.91 hourly
'Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors' are paid 13.6% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 293,620 people employed as Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors.
This represents around 0.21% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job 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.

SOC Code: 21-1011.00

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Comments

C W (No chance) says
There are complex interpersonal and emotive skills required to be an effective counselor.
Aug 21, 2019 at 06:50 PM

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