Some of the skills we found on addictions counselor assistant resumes included "patients," "social work," and "substance abuse." We have detailed the most important addictions counselor assistant responsibilities below.
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an addictions counselor assistant. We found that 57.4% of addictions counselor assistants have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 12.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most addictions counselor assistants have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven addictions counselor assistants were not college graduates.
Those addictions counselor assistants who do attend college, typically earn either psychology degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for addictions counselor assistants include social work degrees or criminal justice degrees.
Once you're ready to become an addictions counselor assistant, you should explore the companies that typically hire addictions counselor assistants. According to addictions counselor assistant resumes that we searched through, addictions counselor assistants are hired the most by Louisiana State Police, UnityPoint Health, and Fifth Third Bank. Currently, Louisiana State Police has 6 addictions counselor assistant job openings, while there are 5 at UnityPoint Health and 4 at Fifth Third Bank.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, addictions counselor assistants tend to earn the biggest salaries at Chino Valley Unified School District, Fifth Third Bank, and Mercy Children's Hospital. Take Chino Valley Unified School District for example. The median addictions counselor assistant salary is $61,761. At Fifth Third Bank, addictions counselor assistants earn an average of $59,682, while the average at Mercy Children's Hospital is $58,910. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a addictions counselor assistant include CampCo, Ymca, and Private Practice. These three companies were found to hire the most addictions counselor assistants from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that addictions counselor assistants fulfill the most roles in are the health care and non profits industries. But the highest addictions counselor assistant annual salary is in the education industry, averaging $48,803. In the professional industry they make $46,081 and average about $45,882 in the health care industry. In conclusion, addictions counselor assistants who work in the education industry earn a 16.3% higher salary than addictions counselor assistants in the non profits industry.