Additionally, Substance Abuse Counselors have more skills than just Treatment Plans, Substance Abuse, and Intake Assessments. Read about their personality traits here:
Over half of Substance Abuse Counselors have graduated with a bachelor's degree. In fact, it seems 27.1% of people who became a Substance Abuse Counselor earned a bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree roughly 47.6% in this career have them. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it seems it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most Substance Abuse Counselors have a college degree. But about one out of every eight Substance Abuse Counselors didn't attend college at all.
Those Substance Abuse Counselors who do attend college, typically earn either Social Work degrees or Psychology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Substance Abuse Counselors include Mental Health Counseling degrees or School Counseling degrees.
Once you've graduated with your degree, you're ready to tackle the world as a Substance Abuse Counselor. But where to start? Generally, Substance Abuse Counselors are hired the most by Acadia Healthcare, Management and Training, and Gateway Foundation. Currently, Acadia Healthcare has 53 Substance Abuse Counselor job openings, while there are 33 at Management and Training and 29 at Gateway Foundation.
But if you want to earn the most bang for your buck, Substance Abuse Counselors tend to earn the biggest salaries at Acacia Communications, PEOPLE, and Bright Health. Take Acacia Communications for example. The median Substance Abuse Counselor salary is $56,791. At PEOPLE, Substance Abuse Counselors earn an average of $51,965, while the average at Bright Health is $50,574. Now before you get too googly-eyed over those digits, take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies. While Acacia Communications has 2 job listings for Substance Abuse Counselors, PEOPLE and Bright Health only have 0 and 1 job listings respectively.
Salaries aside, the most respected Substance Abuse Counselors are working at Door's, Catholic Charities, and WINDSOR LAURELWOOD CENT FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. By assessing which schools Substance Abuse Counselors mainly earn their degrees, and comparing that with the companies that have hired a significant number of Substance Abuse Counselors from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, we're able to determine the most prestigious companies.