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Florida Tech College Salary ReportThe current College Salary Report ranks Florida Tech graduates' mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida universities. Other national universities with salaries for graduates similar to Florida Tech's include Columbia, Yale, Brown and Johns Hopkins.

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Find the Right Applied Behavior Analysis Career

Careers in applied behavior analysis are specialized and found in a field that is expected to grow in the coming years. This means the scales are tipped in favor of an applied behavior analysis major who leaves college to find a job after graduation.

Those graduating with a bachelor's degree in applied behavior analysis typically find careers in clinical psychology and as consultants. However, a variety of other psychology-related work-fields are attainable with this degree, including:

  • counseling
  • therapy
  • psychiatry
  • teaching

Immediately Enter the Workforce or Pursue Graduate School

Review the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to see the diversity behavior analysis jobs can provide including (but not limited to) the following:

  • substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor
  • clinical psychologist
  • special education teacher
  • school psychologist
  • marriage and family therapist
  • counseling psychologist
  • psychiatrist
  • psychiatrist technician
  • occupational therapist assistant

Whether you enter the workforce immediately after graduation in search of a career in applied behavior analysis, or upon successful completion of a graduate or doctoral degree program, a degree from Florida Tech is the first step.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent from through 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

In addition to the expected overall growth of the field, careers in applied behavior analysis provide good salary potential:

  • industrial-organizational psychologist – $87,330
  • clinical, counseling and school psychologist – $66,810
  • psychologist (all other) – $89,900

Florida Tech Grads in High Demand for Graduate Schools

Our applied behavior analysis program is still new, with no students having graduated from it yet. However, students from Florida Tech's other psychology programs are often in high demand and have been accepted into some of the nation's finest graduate schools including:
• University of Central Florida

  • Boston College
  • Colorado State University
  • Boston University
  • Florida State University
  • Howard University
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami

Potential Employers for Florida Tech Graduates

No matter when you decide to start looking for careers in applied behavior analysis, employers will be waiting. In the past, our psychology students have worked for companies such as:

  • Brevard Zoo (animal behavior)
  • Children's Home Society (clinical)
  • Circles of Care (clinical)
  • Dolphin Quest Oahu (animal behavior)
  • East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic (neuropsychology)
  • EPCOT (animal behavior)