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

Graduate Programs in ABA

Careers at Advances Learning Center, Watertown, MA 02472, 617-923-7575The following institutions have graduate-level programs in Applied Behavior Analysis:

  • Bay Path University
  • Endicott College
  • Northeastern University
  • Regis College
  • Simmons College
  • UMass Boston
  • Western New England College