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Fast Facts for Substance Abuse Counselors in Texas

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Lubbock, El Paso and Longview
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Houston, Dallas and Austin

Salaries for Substance Abuse Counselors in Texas

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Antonio, Abilene and Houston

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Programs
  • Certificate in Trauma
  • Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling
  • Master of Science in General Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
  • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
  • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Available programs include a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health & Counseling.
  • Courses allow students to explore general psychology and behavioral health, as well as several experimental & research concentrations.
  • Psychology programs are available at many of the 11 campus locations across the United States.
Programs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
  • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
  • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist
  • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
  • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
  • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
  • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
Programs
  • Substance Abuse
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
  • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
  • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
Programs
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling Certificate
  • Advanced Addictions Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • Sports Counseling (Certificate) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!
Programs
  • MS in Psychology - Addictions
  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Online Master of Arts in Counseling - Professional School Counseling (PSC)
  • Ranked #4 among the 2015 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Designated as 2015 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Student to faculty ratio of 12:1, with an average class size of 21.
  • 85% of faculty holds a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
Programs
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Allows students to transfer credits from non-U.S. colleges and universities after evaluation.
  • Has students attend one class at a time to ensure easy access to faculty and a more hands-on education.
  • Its main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale, with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. 
  • Provides a Department of Student Services and Resources that assists students with résumé preparation, interviewing skills coaching, mock interviewing, professional development workshops, and more.
Programs
  • Mental Health Policy and Practice - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
  • Psychology - BA
  • General Psychology - PhD of Psychology
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.

More Texas Substance Abuse Counselors Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Abilene
Doctorate
4,675
Alvin
Associate
4,169
Amarillo
Associate
10,387
Garland
Masters
1,586
Lufkin
Associate
4,677
San Angelo
Masters
6,239
Sherman
Masters
1,339
Austin
Associate
33,508
Waco
Doctorate & First Professional
14,174
Brenham
Associate
14,589
Killeen
Associate
21,532
Cisco
Associate
3,365
Clarendon
Associate
1,126
Beeville
Associate
3,196
Dallas
Doctorate
5,244
Dallas
Bachelor
358
Corpus Christi
Associate
11,167
Marshall
Bachelor
1,308
Mesquite
Associate
10,653
El Paso
Associate
25,023
Borger
Associate
1,356
Denison
Associate
3,811
Abilene
Doctorate
2,435
Hillsboro
Associate
3,556
Houston
Masters
2,339
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
232
Big Spring
Associate
3,329
Brownwood
Masters
1,386
Austin
Bachelor
768
Kilgore
Associate
5,150
Port Arthur
Associate
2,325
Baytown
Associate
5,856
The Woodlands
Associate
39,756
Lubbock
Masters
1,960
Waco
Associate
8,079
Abilene
Bachelor
1,462
Midland
Bachelor
5,739
Wichita Falls
Masters
6,027
Corsicana
Associate
7,560
San Antonio
Associate
10,329
Odessa
Associate
4,580
San Antonio
Doctorate
2,608
San Antonio
Associate
7,662
Paris
Associate
4,343
Prairie View
Doctorate
8,382
Houston
Doctorate
5,161
Austin
Masters
5,317
Huntsville
Doctorate
16,496
San Antonio
Associate
19,819
Pasadena
Associate
23,805
Kerrville
Masters
971
Levelland
Associate
6,602
Dallas
Doctorate & First Professional
10,829
Keene
Masters
890
Waxahachie
Masters
1,834
Georgetown
Bachelor
1,294
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
3,920
San Antonio
Associate
9,256
Nacogdoches
Doctorate
11,607
Alpine
Masters
2,717
Stephenville
Doctorate
9,460
Temple
Associate
4,787
Texarkana
Associate
4,439
Laredo
Doctorate
5,179
College Station
Doctorate
46,542
Commerce
Doctorate
8,813
Corpus Christi
Doctorate
8,563
Kingsville
Doctorate
6,567
Texarkana
Masters
1,656
Fort Worth
Masters
8,668
Seguin
Bachelor
1,375
Houston
Doctorate
9,540
Sweetwater
Associate
1,639
San Marcos
Doctorate
28,121
Lubbock
Doctorate & First Professional
28,260
Fort Worth
Doctorate & First Professional
3,087
Denton
Doctorate
12,168
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
3,774
Arlington
Doctorate
24,889
Austin
Doctorate
50,170
Brownsville
Doctorate
17,215
Richardson
Doctorate
14,556
El Paso
Doctorate
20,154
San Antonio
Doctorate
28,533
Tyler
Doctorate
6,137
Odessa
Masters
3,559
Edinburg
Doctorate
17,435
San Antonio
Masters
2,686
Tyler
Associate
8,217
Irving
Doctorate
2,972
Houston
Doctorate & First Professional
34,663
Houston
Doctorate
7,522
Houston
Masters
11,793
Victoria
Masters
2,784
Belton
Doctorate
2,651
Denton
Doctorate
34,710
San Antonio
Doctorate & First Professional
5,752
Plainview
Masters
5,899
Canyon
Doctorate
7,502
Snyder
Associate
1,844
Wharton
Associate
5,892

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Substance Abuse Counselors

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Texas. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Substance Abuse Counselors

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Substance Abuse Counselors relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Austin 460 $35,610
Round Rock 460 $35,610
Beaumont 80 $33,820
Port Arthur 80 $33,820
Brownsville 40 $38,290
Harlingen 40 $38,290
Corpus Christi 180 $36,620
Dallas 810 $38,490
Fort Worth 810 $38,490
Arlington 810 $38,490
El Paso 90 $30,130
Houston 780 $39,160
The Woodlands 780 $39,160
Sugar Land 780 $39,160
San Antonio 250 $35,230
New Braunfels 250 $35,230
Longview 150 $37,320
Lubbock N/A $32,210
Midland 40 $34,740
Killeen 120 $36,180
Temple 120 $36,180
Wichita Falls N/A $44,630

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