Some of the skills we found on behavior technician resumes included "behavior analysis," "intellectual disabilities," and "bcba." We have detailed the most important behavior technician responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a behavior technician. We found that 55.1% of behavior technicians have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 23.7% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most behavior technicians have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight behavior technicians were not college graduates.
Those behavior technicians who do attend college, typically earn either a psychology degree or a counseling psychology degree. Less commonly earned degrees for behavior technicians include a social work degree or a special education degree.
Once you're ready to become a behavior technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire behavior technicians. According to behavior technician resumes that we searched through, behavior technicians are hired the most by Learn It Systems, Autism Home Support Services, and Hopebridge. Currently, Learn It Systems has 192 behavior technician job openings, while there are 72 at Autism Home Support Services and 70 at Hopebridge.
If you're interested in companies where behavior technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Maxim Healthcare Services, VODEC Vocational Development Center, Inc. -- Omaha, and Vinfen. We found that at Maxim Healthcare Services, the average behavior technician salary is $44,956. Whereas at VODEC Vocational Development Center, Inc. -- Omaha, behavior technicians earn roughly $44,119. And at Vinfen, they make an average salary of $39,459.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a behavior technician include Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Behavior, and Autism Spectrum Therapies. These three companies were found to hire the most behavior technicians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, behavior technicians fulfill roles in the non profits and health care industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the behavior technician annual salary is the highest in the non profits industry with $39,218 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the education and health care industries pay $38,111 and $37,831 respectively. This means that behavior technicians who are employed in the non profits industry make 3.1% more than behavior technicians who work in the manufacturing Industry.