Critical Need for Addiction Counseling Professionals

Provided by Purdue University Global

According to projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 23 percent increase in employment* for substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors from 2016 through 2026 ─ much faster than the average for all occupations. With the national drug epidemic and amplified focus on communities and the services aimed at supporting their need-based populations, the requirement for professionals who can work in this growing area is essential.

If you are passionate and want to make a difference in an individual’s life by treating and supporting patients through therapy and behavioral counseling, while working together with medical doctors, Purdue Global has online programs to help you achieve that goal. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Addictions and Graduate Certificate in Addictions can prepare you to educate, protect, and improve people’s lives as well as communities.

Both programs are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Commission for Addictions Professionals’ (NCCAP) National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I and II certification exams. The certificate program meets the coursework requirements to prepare you to take the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals’ Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) examination.†

Learn more about all the programs offered through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Purdue Global. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
†Note that additional requirements must be completed to take the NCAC and MAC examinations, including degree, field experience, and licensure requirements. Refer to www.NAADAC.org for full eligibility requirements including state-specific information.

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