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Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Qualification: SOC code: 211011

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Excludes “Social Workers" (211021 through 211029), "Psychologists" (193031 through 193039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (211014) providing these services.

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: High school diploma or equivalent. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Not in demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Balanced Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Demand Northwest WDA: Whatcom county
Demand North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Kittitas County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Kitsap county
Demand Northwest WDA: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Balanced South Central WDA: Klickitat County
Demand Olympic Consortium WDA: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Demand Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WDA: Skamania County
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