10. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
Projected increase in 2016: 34.3 percent
Number employed in 2006: 83,000
Median pay in 2006: $35,950
Education/training: The requirements vary from state to state, however a master's degree is needed to be licensed as a counselor.
Job outlook: The demand for substance abuse counselors will grow as more people voluntarily seek treatment and drug abusers are sent to treatment rather than jail.
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