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AUTISTIC BEHAVIOR ANALYST: Challenges And Responsibilities

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As an Autistic Behavioral Analyst, a typical day involves working with Autistic children, holding one-on-one sessions to develop abilities, and working with parents. She helps and teaches parents how to cope and work with Autistic children.

Degree: Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions
Job Title: Autistic Behavioral Analyst

Job Summary: Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists

Job Description

Psychologists study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people and other animals relate to one another and the environment.

On-the-Job Training

Internship/residency

Additional Info

Psychologists typically need previous related work experience. To become licensed, for example, psychologists must have completed one or more of the following: predoctoral or postdoctoral supervised experience, an internship, or a residency program. School psychologists also must complete a yearlong supervised internship program to become licensed or certified.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Master's degree
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