Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
A BCBA evaluates a child to determine what would be causing him or her to behave in an inappropriate manner. With the source of the trouble identified, the BCBA implements environmental modifications and uses behavioral stimuli and consequences, to produce socially significant improvement in human behavior. A BCBA evaluates a child using direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of the relationship between environment and behavior. This job is ideal for someone looking to advance his or her career, and enjoys analyzing and determining the source of a behavior. Typically, BCBA’s are employed in school districts, clinics, hospitals, group homes, and agencies that serve individuals with autism spectrum and related disorders.