Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (21-1011)
Occupation 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. Excludes Social Workers (21-1021 through 21-1029), Psychologists (19-3031 through 19-3039), and Mental Health Counselors (21-1014) providing these services.
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Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.
Wage data is not available.
Labor Force Indicators
|2016 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2016 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||153
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||39
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||44
|2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
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Alaska Licensing Information
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Bachelor’s degree
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: None