Chemical Dependency

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Admissions Coordinator
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Assessment Specialist
  • Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Clinical/Mental Health Counselor
  • Correctional Program Therapist
  • Counseling Psychologist*
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Health Care/Non-profit Administration
  • Health Educator/Community Education
  • Program Coordinator
  • Psychology Professor*
  • Recovery Coach
  • Resident Assistant
  • Social Psychologist*
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Correctional Institutions
  • Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Government Agencies
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Non-profit & Social Service Agencies
  • Private or Group Practices
  • Residential Care Facilities

Minnesota Employers

  • Allina Hospitals 
  • Central MN Mental Health Centers 
  • Fairview Health Services 
  • Haven Recovery Center 
  • Hennepin County Medical Center 
  • Maple Lake Recovery Center 
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Meridian Behavioral Health 
  • Northeast Behavioral Health 
  • Recovery Plus
  • Rum River Health Services
  • St. Cloud Hospital 

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$27,000-$43,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Active learning
  • Active listening
  • Advocacy
  • Communication Skills
  • Compassion
  • Critical thinking
  • Desire to help others
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Monitoring
  • Multicultural competence
  • Patience
  • Problem solving
  • Reading comprehension
  • Service orientation
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Stress management