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Master of Addiction Counseling Careers

What Can I Do With A Master's level Addiction Counseling Degree?

Find potential careers and their corresponding master's in addiction counseling degree salary below:

Substance Abuse Counselors1

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of substance abuse counselors and related professionals is expected to grow 22 percent by 2028. Median pay for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors was $46,240 in 2019.

Natural Sciences Managers2

Step out of a one-on-one or small-group counseling role and into a project to help thousands by pursuing a career in clinical research. At 6%, the BLS projects a fast as average rise in the need for Natural Sciences Managers and others who supervise the research and development of teams of scientists by 2028. In 2019, these professionals averaged $129,100 per year in earnings.


With the right work experiences, licenses and certifications, graduates of the master’s program in Addiction Counseling from University of the Cumberlands should be able to pursue a career in the following areas:

  • Addiction Counselor
  • Health Educator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Social Administrator
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Regulatory Affairs Director
  • Postsecondary Teacher

$46,240 Median Annual Pay for Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors1

1Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
2Natural Sciences Managers