Careers for substance abuse/addiction counselors are flourishing, due to the rise in demand as addiction and mental health counseling services are increasingly covered by insurance policies. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation is projected to grow 23% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the 7% average for all occupations.
The University of Cincinnati’s Online Substance Abuse Counseling Degree is designed to help full-time students as well as career professionals gain the knowledge, competencies and skills needed to begin a career working with addicted persons or to advance their professional credentials.
Graduates work in a variety of settings including:
Graduates of the online substance abuse counseling degree are also well prepared to continue their studies in advanced degree programs such as mental health counseling, social work, psychology and criminal justice.
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