Counseling opportunities in Delaware from 2004 to 2014 are poised to grow substantially, outpacing growth rates for many other occupations statewide. Mental health counseling positions are projected to grow by 25%, according to Delaware's Department of Labor.
Mental health services for children, adolescents and families are increasing as more people seek counseling for a range of emotional and behavioral issues, including stress placed on individuals and families due to changing economic conditions. The DDL also projects rehabilitation counseling positions to grow by 20% and attributes this growth to a rise in the aging population and the fact that more people are living longer, surviving injuries and accidents, conditions that require the specialized services of rehabilitation counselors.
Additionally, substance abuse and behavioral disorder counseling positions in Delaware are projected to increase by 17% as more people acknowledge the devastating effects of addiction on careers, families, and physical health. Educational, vocational and school counselors also see positive rates of growth, projected at 16% annually. In total, counselors seeking employment in Delaware in the next several years will have many options for career growth and diverse opportunities.
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