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BEHAVIOR THERAPIST, IN-DEPTH: I Learn A Lot From The Different Cultures I Work With

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Kimberly goes in-depth with her story about being a behavior therapist. She talks about what she likes most about her job and the challenges she faces. Kimberly also talks about the key decision she took to get her where she is today: the simple of act of deciding to go to college. And she talks about her work-life balance as a student and employee.

Degree: Counseling Psychology - Speech Pathology
Job Title: Behavior Therapist

Job Summary: Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Job Description

Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors advise people who have alcoholism or other types of addiction, eating disorders, or other behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$25,000 - $70,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Travel, Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills

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m='24240'>and</span> <span m='24520'>making</span> <span m='24810'>sure</span> <span m='24990'>that</span> <span m='25160'>everyone</span> <span m='27163'>follows</span> <span m='28125'>through</span> <span m='28606'>with</span> <span m='29087'>instruction.</span> </p><p><span m='30530'>The</span> <span m='30670'>key</span> <span m='30910'>decision?</span> <span m='31470'>I</span> <span m='31720'>would</span> <span m='32090'>be</span> <span m='33230'>taking</span> <span m='33620'>that</span> <span m='33840'>first</span> <span m='34170'>step</span> <span m='34510'>and</span> <span m='34850'>enrolling</span> <span m='35610'>in</span> <span m='35990'>college.</span> <span m='36780'>Because</span> <span m='37440'>everything</span> <span m='37890'>that</span> <span m='38380'>I've done</span> <span m='38870'>after</span> <span m='39360'>that,</span> <span m='41200'>it</span> <span m='41360'>wouldn't</span> <span m='41530'>have happened</span> <span m='41865'>if</span> <span 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m='58900'>a</span> <span m='59020'>lot</span> <span m='59240'>of</span> <span m='59340'>people</span> <span m='60280'>are</span> <span m='60690'>hiring</span> <span m='62150'>entry</span> <span m='62450'>level,</span> <span m='63110'>no</span> <span m='63400'>experience,</span> <span m='63749'>and</span> <span m='64099'>doing</span> <span m='64730'>on</span> <span m='64940'>the</span> <span m='64989'>job</span> <span m='65220'>training.</span> </p><p><span m='66475'>The</span> <span m='66780'>work/life</span> <span m='67530'>balance</span> <span m='67820'>I</span> <span m='68110'>think</span> <span m='68830'>is,</span> <span m='71100'>for</span> <span m='71230'>me,</span> <span m='71450'>because</span> <span m='71868'>I'm still</span> <span m='72286'>somehow going</span> <span m='72704'>to school,</span> <span m='73960'>it's</span> <span m='74250'>a</span> <span m='74330'>lot.</span> <span m='75320'>But</span> <span m='76130'>you</span> <span m='76250'>get</span> <span 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