Explore career paths

DBHR Prevention Fellow: 10-month fellowship open to all experience levels and backgrounds to expand the field of substance use disorder prevention

Department of Health: Overview of WA state behavioral health career options

Washington Career Bridge: Find the education and training you need to get the job you want

Job openings

The Athena Forum Job Board: Washington-based substance use disorder prevention and mental health promotion openings

iHireMentalHealth: National online database of substance use disorder and mental health job openings that can be refined by location and interest

State of Washington Job Opportunities: An array of open roles across Washington, including behavioral health positions

Washington Recovery Help Line Job & Resume Board: An employment exchange for behavioral health providers and professionals in Washington State

WorkSource Washington: Statewide partnership of state, local, and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services *login required

Educational and credentialing programs

Masters and Ph. D. Programs in Washington: Behavioral health-related educational programs across Washington state

Prevention Certification Board of Washington (PSCBW): Professional peer review credentialing

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges: Discover the educational program that’s best for you.

Behavioral Health Apprenticeships: A statewide apprenticeship program for those interested in becoming a behavioral health technician, peer counselor, or substance use disorder professional

Financial aid resources

Washington State Behavioral Health Workforce Development Initiative (WDI): Two-year grants to master’s students who commit to working in Medicaid-receiving community behavioral health agencies and tribal health centers in Washington

National Health Service Corp: Includes substance use disorder workforce loan repayment

Washington Student Achievement Council: Washington Health Corps loan repayment for health and behavioral health professionals

Washington Student Achievement Council: Options for undergraduate financial aid and college and career planning

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges: Financial aid services

Learn more about behavioral health

The Athena Forum: Resources for substance use disorder prevention and mental health promotion professionals and volunteers

NAMI Washington: A grassroots mental health organization focused on advocating for access to mental health and substance use disorder services and treatment

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