Employment of substance abuse counselors is growing
Students who complete the DARC degree are highly sought after for employment. Employment of substance abuse counselors is expected to grow 34% from 2006 through 2016. One example is the position of School and Career Counselors as described in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Work opportunities are wide ranging
Employment opportunities exist in private agencies, hospitals, prevention organizations, residential treatment centers, outpatient counseling programs, mental health organizations and the criminal justice system.