Are you a good listener who wants to help people in crisis? Are you motivated to understand and help change addictive behavior? Consider the related programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work, both offered with a variety of degree and certificate options at Eastfield College.

Substance Abuse Counseling At-A-Glance

 

What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Substance Abuse Counseling jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Social/Human Service Assistant 1$10.53/hr
  • Substance Abuse/Behavioral Disorder Counselor 1$12.24/hr
  • Healthcare Social Worker 1$18.08/hr

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher.
Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence and Emsi

Social Services Careers

Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn both the theory and the practical skills necessary for your future career.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy – nearly one-third of the total increase – through 2024.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 17 to 25 percent for various social work positions, and 30 percent for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. 

See more on careers in fields related to Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Guided Pathways in Substance Abuse Counseling

A guided pathway will help you earn a college credential and build a career. It’s a one-page document that clearly shows you what courses to take (and when) to best prepare you for success in college and in your career.

Learn more about Guided Pathways to Success.

Guided Pathway
Substance Abuse Counseling

Substance Abuse Counseling Degree and Certificate Options

Eastfield College

Eastfield College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling programs.

Find out more about degrees and certificates in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit dcccd.edu/hb1508.