The need for BCBAs is increasing which creates a need for RBTs as well. For the next 10 years, it is being anticipated that there will be roughly 15,000 job openings each year. According to Elemy, “Registered behavior technicians (RBTs) are predicted to see a 12% to 17% job growth rate in the coming years. As the need for behavioral analysts rises across the country, RBTs are in greater demand.”
Median pay in May 2021 was $36,230 or $17.42 per hour
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Why are RBTs in such HIGH DEMAND?
- Increase in diagnoses that need ABA therapy.
- Increase demand for BCBAs.
- More RBTs means more help for those needing ABA therapy.
What is the history of RBTs?
In 2014 the BACB created Registered Behavior Technicians. RBTs are an entry level job (no college degree required!) in ABA therapy.
What role does an RBT play in the ABA Therapy Community?
RBTs play a crucial role when they are working with their BCBA and implementing the behavior plans with the clients.