Professional Opportunities in Recovery

The career outlook for Peer Recovery Specialists is positive, with a growing demand for trained professionals in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of professionals in the fields of substance use, behavioral disorders and mental health will grow 22 percent from 2021 to 2031. This is much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is driven in part by the increased recognition of the importance of peer support and recovery services in treating substance use and mental health issues.