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This guide provides tools to help you explore careers related to this specialization. Use this information to start researching this field and the opportunities in it. This research can help you make a transition into positions related to this field. Start by gaining an overview of this program and learning about the field, jobs, and employment settings that are related.
The doctoral Behavior Analysis specialization is designed for behavior analyst professionals seeking to serve as academic, research, or clinical leaders in the field of behavior analysis. Learners integrate basic behavior analytic theory, as well as basic and applied research with the practice of applied behavior analysis. Upon completion, learners are prepared to pursue careers in leadership positions within the practice of applied behavior analysis as well as academic and research positions. In combination with a behavior-analytic dissertation, learners who complete this specialization can apply for the doctoral designation as a certified behavior analyst. These specialization requirements are not intended to prepare graduates for licensure as professional counselors or licensed psychologists.
This specialization was designed to help you gain the following skills related to this field:
Professional associations, social networks, and other industry-specific resources can provide a wealth of information about a specific field or industry, including best practices, career overviews, trends, and access to industry professionals. By reviewing website information, attending events, and connecting with people in the field, you can deepen your knowledge about the field.
In addition to exploring the field, take some time to research
specific jobs and employment settings related to this program.
Consider how these jobs and settings fit with your experience, skills,
interests, and values. This is a sample list of job titles and
employment settings related to this field. To learn more, review job
postings and talk with people who have these roles or work in these
settings. You can find these professionals through LinkedIn, family,
friends, schools, employers, and community groups. Spend time
researching your industry and prospective employers to decide
whether this type of degree will help advance your career.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
This is a sample of jobs boards with positions related to this field. Use them in your research to identify additional job titles, common hiring requirements, and local employers.
There are a lot of factors that influence whether a career is a fit or not. These can include monetary compensation, benefits, work environment, organization culture, work/life balance, etc. As you consider your career, think about what is important to you in your employer, role, and setting. These resources can help you perform this additional exploration.
For a more detailed guide on career exploration, review Capella’s
Career Exploration YouTube series that helps you identify what
is important to you in your career and how that aligns with the world