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Addiction Industry Thrives Amidst Economic Climate, Seeks Certified Candidates
Date:2/5/2010

Growing Industry Wants Certified Professionals -- Local Academy Offers Training & Education

(PRWEB) February 5, 2010 -- During these difficult economic times, we are bombarded with tips and tricks to get a job, but with most industries downsizing, sometimes the job to apply for just isn’t there. There is one piece of advice that has tried and true relevance to today’s market: Find a growing industry and train for a good position within that industry.

The addiction recovery industry in Florida has been expanding significantly over the past years and there’s no sign that it will stop. With drug and alcohol abuse on the rise and a similar rise in prevention and awareness, counselors and addiction professionals have never been in higher demand. Becoming a professional in the addiction field can be a fulfilling and lucrative decision.

In order to get the best jobs in the field, the ideal candidate will have one or more of the major certifications: Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Addiction Specialist or Certified Behavioral Health Technician. With these certifications from the Florida Certification Board, candidates can take a significant leap forward in their career aspirations. A further benefit is that addiction professionals will be working with people who need them the most. There’s nothing more satisfying than being part of a team that helps get someone back on their feet.

The Academy for Addiction Professionals is a great example of providing adult education in a growing field. Since 2008, the Academy has been offering classes and several dozen CA
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