Social & Human Services
Workforce Certificate in Substance Use Disorder & Recovery
A 22% increase in employment is anticipated nationally for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors between 2018 and 2028. This greater demand reflects the advanced awareness of drug and alcohol addictions, the preference of treatment over jail for offenders, and the opioid epidemic seen in Maine and throughout the nation.
• The average annual wage for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors was $54,800 in Maine as of 2019.
• For the same year, average entry-level wages were approximately $34,700 compared to an average of $64,800 for experienced workers.
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