Applied Behavior Analysis

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
4,413
growing 22.5%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$8,518
growing 1.86%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$35,341
growing 0.74%
Average Wage
$69,982
growing 2.47%
People in Workforce
2.62M
growing 3.3%
Average Employee Age
41.2
declining 0.0124%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Applied Behavior Analysis degree recipients are Minneapolis, MN, San Diego, CA, and Indianapolis city (balance), IN. The locations with a relatively high number of Applied Behavior Analysis degree recipients are Longmeadow, MA, Melbourne, FL, and Langhorne Manor, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Applied Behavior Analysis is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis and the types of students that study this field. Capella University awards the most degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis in the US, but The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Irvine have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Tuition costs for Applied Behavior Analysis majors are, on average, $8,518 for in-state public colleges, and $35,341 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Applied Behavior Analysis programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (72 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (2,123 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (2,123 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,518
Median In-State Public
$35,341
Median Out of State Private

Capella University has the most Applied Behavior Analysis degree recipients, with 796 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Applied Behavior Analysis programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis, with 24.6%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Psychology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Psychology majors is $69,982 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Social workers, all other, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Psychology majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Pipeline transportation.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.
$69,982
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,142
2.47%
1 Year Growth
± 2.27%

The average salary for Psychology majors is $69,982 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Social workers, all other, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Psychology majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Psychology majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Social workers, all other, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Psychology majors working as School psychologists, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Other psychologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Psychology majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Atmospheric & space scientists.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.
2.62M
2020 Workforce
± 39,353
3.3%
1 Year Growth
± 2.08%

The number of Psychology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.3%, from 2.53M in 2019 to 2.62M in 2020.

The largest single share of Psychology graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (4.77%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Psychology by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.
2.62M
2020 Workforce
± 39,353
3.3%
1 Year Growth
± 2.08%

The number of Psychology graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.3%, from 2.53M in 2019 to 2.62M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Psychology graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Psychology.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Psychology majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Psychology in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Psychology is 41.2.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Psychology degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Psychology (2,350 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.
41.2
Average Age in 2020
± 0.196 Years
0.0124%
1 Year Change
± 0.679%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Psychology. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 26 years old, which represent 3.31% and 3.2% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Applied Behavior Analysis are Masters Degree, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Psychology are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (86.8%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,350 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    771 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    426 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Applied Behavior Analysis for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Female
    1,315 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    482 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown Female
    265 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Masters Degree recipients in Applied Behavior Analysis. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Applied Behavior Analysis is from the 2 Digit Course Psychology.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    24,597 degree recipients
  2. India
    20,400 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    15,840 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Europe
    3.45 times more than expected
  2. Iceland
    3.2 times more than expected
  3. Croatia
    3.09 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Europe that hold Psychology degrees (3.45 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (24,597 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Applied Behavior Analysis field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Applied Behavior Analysis majors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Applied Behavior Analysis majors need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Science, and Service Orientation.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Applied Behavior Analysis majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Social Perceptiveness is very distinctive for majors, but the Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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