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College of Education and Human Services

Student Outcomes

  • Careers in Behavior Analysis
    • Careers
      • The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) is a masters-level certification in behavior analysis. In addition to conducting behavior assessments, analyzing data, and writing and revising behavior-treatment plans, BCBAs can supervise both Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement behavior analytic interventions.
    • Where one would work
      • BCBAs can work with a variety of populations and in a variety of settings, which include individuals with autism, pervasive developmental disorders, or brain injuries in schools, homes, clinics, and residential facilities. Graduates can also work in other areas such as parent training, substance abuse treatment, dementia management, brain injury rehabilitation, occupational safety intervention, and much more. Because behavior analysis was first applied to promoting a better quality of life for individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities, most employment opportunities include these populations.
    • Salaries
      • Graduates have salaries ranging from $60,000 to $80,000 a year, with the average being $65,000 a year.