Workforce Development

     The behavioral health workforce is one of the fastest growing workforces in the country. Employment projections for 2020 based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecast a 27% rise in employment opportunities for substance abuse and mental health counselors from 2016 to 2020.
      As stated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) the current and worsening opioid crisis, the impending addiction crisis with marijuana, and the thousands of lives lost or suffering from alcohol and other substance use and mental health disorders is coinciding with a national shortfall of trained professionals in this specialized field.
      The workforce development information provided on this website provides a glimpse into the numerous informational and educational resources available for those who are interested in pursuing a career in the behavioral healthcare field.