Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Advances Learning CenterApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) careers is a science field in which evidence-based methods are used to change behavior to a meaningful, socially significant degree. ABA is an effective approach to helping people in a variety of contexts. Although ABA is often associated with the field of education and autism, it has proven to be effective across numerous settings, including safety in the workplace, behavior in organizations, health, exercise, and substance abuse.

You may decide to pursue your Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) if you are interested in learning how to apply behavior analytic methods to change behavior, being part of a team of professionals who rely on evidence-based methods, maximizing learning, and helping others by improving behavior.

By becoming a BCBA, you will learn how to determine why behaviors happen, which means you can create and implement effective interventions with long-lasting effects.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts oversee the implementation of behavior analytic programming. BCBA’s have a Master’s degree in ABA, education, or another related field. See graduate programs for a list of ABA graduate programs in Massachusetts.

While working on obtaining your BCBA, you must complete field work, a portion of which is supervised by a BCBA. If you are interested in working with people with diagnoses, your field work may be in a classroom or ABA agency. Once you receive your BCBA, you can begin supervising instructors, consulting with parents and other providers, and providing training. Within the field of education, there are a variety of settings you may choose to work, including public schools, private schools, and ABA consultation agencies.

ALC Institute for College Seniors

College Senior Training Careers at Advances Learning CenterIf you are an undergraduate and interested in learning more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the ALC Institute for college seniors is a great opportunity!

The ALC Institute is a free training on the basics of ABA and will provide insight into starting a career in the field.

Eligible people include those who have just graduated or are scheduled to graduate with an undergraduate degree in education, psychology, or another human services field. Once the training is complete, students are welcome to apply for a part-time or full-time position at Advances. Be sure to check out education and experience requirements for each position.

Upcoming ALC Institute dates:

April 7, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
May 12th, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
June 30th, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
August 4th, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
September 30th, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
October 23rd and 25th, 2017 – 4:00pm-7:00pm
November 17th, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm

To sign up or learn more about the program contact

Employee Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Tuition Reimbursement at Advances Learning CenterAdvances Learning Center supports and strongly encourages professional development for all of our associates. In an effort to encourage your continual growth, Advances Learning Center offers partial tuition reimbursement for full-time employees to receive a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Once a staff member has the degree, Advances will pay for him/her to sit for the BACB Exam, and for subsequent annual renewals.

For more information about tuition reimbursement, contact

A Graduate Education Through Bay Path University

Careers at Advances Learning Center, Watertown, MA 02472, 617-923-7575Advances Learning Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Bay Path University for the graduate education of our full-time staff!

ALC values and supports the education and professional development of our staff.  We have provided tuition assistance to our employees for years; through our new partnership with Bay Path, we hope to improve the graduate experience of our staff even further.

Before developing the program, we got feedback from our staff who had already completed graduate school and the input of those interested in a program in the future.  After careful consideration of our staff members’ priorities, we worked with Bay Path to put together a program that we believe will provide students with an excellent education and valuable experience without committing them to long-term debt.

*  This is a live graduate program (not online) in Applied Behavior Analysis.

*  With integration between work, school, and the renowned Bay Path University mentoring structure, the quality of your graduate education will be unmatched.

* You are not required to find your own supervisor for the BACB requirement, you are assigned a qualified supervisor through Bay Path.

* You will have a consistent class schedule semester to semester, decreasing scheduling disruptions for you and your clients.

* As a full-time employee enrolled in our graduate program, you are given the option of working a 32-hr or 40-hr workweek at Advances, so you can determine the workload that is best for you.

* Worried about going into debt? With the contributions Advances Learning Center makes toward your tuition, you could pay as little as $5,000 in tuition for the entire program!

Our first cohort begins classes in October 2017, but our limited number of seats are likely to be filled long before then, so contact to express interest in employment with Advances Learning Center so you can join our amazing graduate school program!