The field of substance abuse counseling is ranked #18 in Best Health Care Jobs and continues to grow. It is a high demand job that will have to create 28,200 new positions to fulfill the need for these specialized counselors. This is a newer area in the counseling industry, and job security and room for growth are two main benefits to choosing this field.
Ashworth College’s online program informs and educates students about the relationship between substance abuse and mental health issues or disorders. Students also gain experience from hands-on supervised clinical practice. You could help lead someone else down a better path when you make a positive impact by offering support and providing treatment to patients.
For more information read the full article: “Substance Abuse Counselors Make an Impact”