Applied Behavior Analysis Careers

Applied Behavior Analysis careers focus on the reinforcement of positive behavior to enact long term behavior change.

As an Applied Behavior Analyst, you would create and implement interventions that address social concerns within different populations and settings.

Applied Behavior Analysts work with clients with developmental disorders such as autism, as well as anxiety, various mental illnesses and addictive behaviors.

If you are interested in working with children or with people with behavioral challenges, this is a fulfilling field with high demand.

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Interested in a career in applied behavior analysis? Check out our resources below.

RBT

As a Registered Behavior Technician, you would practice under the supervision of a BCaBA, BCBA, or BCBA-D and are in charge of implementing the actual behavioral-analysis services.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 344 - Directed Child Study
  • PSY 420 - Analysis of Behavior
  • PSB 510 - Basic Principles Exp Analysis

Typical salary: $35,000 per year

Requirements:

BCaBA

As a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, you would practice under the supervision of a BCBA or BCBA-D and could both design and implement behavioral-analysis services.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 344 - Directed Child Study
  • PSY 420 - Analysis of Behavior
  • PSB 510 - Basic Principles Exp Analysis

Typical salary: $40,000 - $75,000 per year

Requirements:

BCBA

As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, you could practice independently and could both design and implement behavioral-analysis services.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 344 - Directed Child Study
  • PSY 420 - Analysis of Behavior
  • PSB 510 - Basic Principles Exp Analysis

Typical salary: $75,000 - $100,000 per year

Requirements:

BCBA-D

A doctoral-level BCBA performs similar functions to a BCBA. The additional education can be a competitive advantage in the job market, but this does require more time in school.

Recommended classes:

  • PSY 344 - Directed Child Study
  • PSY 420 - Analysis of Behavior
  • PSB 510 - Basic Principles Exp Analysis

Typical salary: $100,000+ per year

Requirements:

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