Counselors, Residential


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Counselors, Residential

Counselors, Residential - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Residential care facilities
  • Colleges, universities, and boarding schools
  • Vocational rehabilitation services
  • Social services agencies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will remain strong. Factors such as the increase in the aging population mean that residential counselors will be needed for group homes and assisted-care centers. Increases in other types of treatment facilities such as drug and alcohol centers will also increase demand.

Job openings occur as people leave this occupation. The work can be emotionally draining and the pay is low. 

Residential Counselors (CIS 100181)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
4,169
Medium
&
5.8%
5.8%
>>>>
734
High
  Champaign Area
147
Large
&
6.8%
7.0%
>>>>
26
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
142
Large
&
3.5%
5.0%
>>>>
24
High
  Cook County
1,742
Medium
&
4.9%
5.6%
>>>>
303
High
  Decatur Area
52
Medium
&
5.8%
7.0%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
199
Medium
&
8.5%
9.7%
>>>>
37
High
  Du Page County
276
Medium
&
2.9%
5.4%
>>>>
48
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
99
Medium
&
3.0%
5.1%
>>>>
17
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
69
Large
&
18.8%
7.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
69
Medium
&
23.2%
5.2%
>>>>
15
High
  Lake County
183
Medium
&
10.9%
8.6%
>>>>
34
High
  McHenry County
54
Medium
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
97
Large
&
6.2%
6.8%
>>>>
18
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
110
Medium
&
0.9%
3.6%
>>>>
18
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
232
Medium
&
5.2%
7.3%
>>>>
41
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
120
Large
&
7.5%
4.3%
>>>>
21
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
60
Medium
&
11.7%
5.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Rockford Area
122
Medium
&
6.6%
7.6%
>>>>
21
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
62
Large
&
-1.6%
2.4%
>>>>
10
High
  Springfield Area
111
Medium
&
3.6%
4.7%
>>>>
19
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
118
Medium
&
8.5%
6.4%
>>>>
21
High
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
20.0%
4.9%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Will County
116
Medium
&
19.8%
9.1%
>>>>
23
Moderate
United States
115,200
Medium
&
11.7%
3.7%
>>>>
18,500
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.