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Everything You Need to Know About Working as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Learn How to Advance Your Career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

If you’re interested in putting your analytical skills to good use by understanding and remediating behavior problems of others, then pursuing a career in applied behavior analysis (ABA) could be the perfect path for you. Individuals in the field take a natural science approach to understanding and remediating behavior problems deemed “socially significant.”

In this career guide, we answer some of the most common questions that individuals have about working as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA). This includes questions such as:

  • What is applied behavior analysis?
  • What do behavior analysts do?
  • What can you do with a degree in applied behavior analysis?
  • How do you become a BCBA?

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