Abuse Counselors


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: North Central, Northeast, Southwest
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Abuse Counselors

Abuse Counselors - 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:

  • State and local government agencies
  • Social services agencies
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Outpatient care centers

Outlook

Growth for this occupation will be much faster than average. The fastest growth will occur in mental health care social work. Healthcare and substance abuse social workers will also be in high demand. As the population grows there is also a greater need for child and family social workers. Social workers will also be needed to help elderly people get the services they need. Growth may be limited due to budget cuts at all levels of government.

Job openings also occur as people retire. Job prospects may be best for people who specialize in gerontology, mental health, or health care.

Social Workers (CIS 100202)

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Illinois
21,107
Very large
&
6.3%
5.8%
>>>>
2,299
Very High
  Champaign Area
401
Very large
&
6.7%
7.0%
>>>>
44
Very High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
448
Very large
&
5.4%
5.0%
>>>>
48
Very High
  Cook County
9,686
Very large
&
5.8%
5.6%
>>>>
1,048
Very High
  Decatur Area
187
Very large
&
8.0%
7.0%
>>>>
21
High
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
853
Very large
&
10.8%
9.7%
>>>>
99
Very High
  Du Page County
1,572
Large
&
3.9%
5.4%
>>>>
165
High
  Edwardsville Area
378
Very large
&
5.6%
5.1%
>>>>
39
Very High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
208
Very large
&
9.6%
7.0%
>>>>
24
Very High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
301
Very large
&
9.3%
5.2%
>>>>
34
Very High
  Lake County
893
Very large
&
8.5%
8.6%
>>>>
100
Very High
  McHenry County
285
Very large
&
6.7%
6.8%
>>>>
31
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
434
Very large
&
6.0%
6.8%
>>>>
49
Very High
  Northwest Illinois Area
427
Very large
&
4.9%
3.6%
>>>>
44
Very High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
935
Very large
&
5.1%
7.3%
>>>>
100
Very High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
451
Very large
&
7.1%
4.3%
>>>>
49
Very High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
263
Large
&
9.1%
5.7%
>>>>
30
High
  Rockford Area
593
Very large
&
6.7%
7.6%
>>>>
65
Very High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
272
Very large
&
4.0%
2.4%
>>>>
28
Very High
  Springfield Area
1,195
Very large
&
3.7%
4.7%
>>>>
126
Very High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
618
Very large
&
6.6%
6.4%
>>>>
68
Very High
  Vermilion County
128
Very large
&
4.7%
4.9%
>>>>
13
High
  Will County
644
Very large
&
12.9%
9.1%
>>>>
76
Very High
United States
650,700
Very large
&
13.4%
3.7%
>>>>
67,900
Very High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.