Careers with an online Master of Science in
Applied Behavior Analysis

Many behavior analysts are employed by residential and outpatient treatment facilities, schools, child care centers, and hospitals. They help parents, teachers and school administrators analyze behavior, develop behavior plans, and train parents and staff to implement the plans.

As a behavior analyst, you may have career opportunities such as:

Clinical Director*

Median wage: $73,698

The BCBA clinical director is responsible for managing all aspects of clinical operations relating to client treatment. A clinical director may also oversee administrative operations, develop policies and procedures, and provide supervision for clinical supervisors.

Employers often include:

  • Outpatient care centers
  • Local and state governments
  • Self-employment/individual contractor

University/College Professor*

Median wage: $69,296

A BCBA university/college professor typically teaches courses on various topics related to applied behavior analysis. A professor may also provide clinical services, hold an administrative position, or conduct research in the field of ABA.

Employers often include:

  • Public and private universities
  • Community and four-year colleges
  • Online educational institutions

Clinical Supervisor*

Median wage: $61,315

The BCBA clinical supervisor oversees the training and supervision of BCBAs and/or trainees delivering services to clients. A clinical supervisor may conduct assessments, review treatment plans and goals, and provide ongoing feedback of treatment program implementation.

Employers often include:

  • Outpatient care centers
  • Local and state governments
  • Self-employment/individual contractor

ABA Training Coordinator*

Median wage: $59,259

ABA training coordinators often consult and teach about the principles of applied behavior analysis. They may provide training opportunities in a specific organization, school, or clinic, or for community educational purposes.

Employers often include:

  • Outpatient care centers
  • Local and state government agencies
  • Self-employment/individual contractor

*Payscale.com