What is a Behavior Analyst?


Behavior Analyst Job Description

Behavior analysts study and assess individuals with behavioral problems, as well as what sort of a behavioral impact changes to their environment can create. Behavioral analysts either work in either a research capacity or as applied behavioral analysts.



Typical Job Duties

• Conduct studies that measure specific behavioral influences, such as the environment surrounding the individual

• Look for new ways to solve behavioral problems in specific audiences, such as school children or the elderly

• Assist in the treatment of various mental health issues, such as autism and developmental disabilities

• Assist individuals in identifying their needs and formulating treatment plans to manage problematic behaviors

• Monitor the progress of individuals under their care

• Keep comprehensive case files



Scholarships for Becoming a Behavior Analyst

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a behavior analyst. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Psychology Scholarships and Criminology Scholarships pages.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a behavior analyst. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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