I'm currently working as a substance abuse counselor in Ohio. They have different grades of license, depending on your degree. I have a minor is psych and an MS Ed. I'm considering an MS Psych degree from California Coast U to be able to get the higher level license. The test is the same, it just depends on if you have a social science degree. I'm not sure how having a non-RA degree will affect me in a job search as a substance abuse counselor? Anyone?