As a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), you play a crucial role in the treatment and support of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Your day-to-day consists of helping others become the best possible versions of themselves.
If you love helping others, it’s a great gig. Here are some of the best parts of being an RBT:
- Making a difference in someone’s life: One of the most rewarding aspects of being an RBT is the opportunity to make a significant impact in someone’s life. Through your work, you can help individuals with disabilities improve their social, communication, and life skills, leading to a better quality of life.
- Hands-on experience: As an RBT, you get to work directly with individuals with disabilities, providing hands-on care and support. This experience can be incredibly valuable for those pursuing a career in healthcare or related fields.
- Collaborative work environment: RBTs work as part of a team of professionals, including Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), therapists, and other healthcare providers. The collaborative work environment allows for learning and growth opportunities, making the work engaging and dynamic.
- Personal and professional development: Working as an RBT offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth. Through training, ongoing education, and continuing professional development, RBTs can improve their skills, knowledge, and understanding of best practices in the field.
- Job satisfaction: Being an RBT can be incredibly satisfying, knowing that your work is helping to improve the lives of others. The work is challenging, but the rewards are significant, making it a fulfilling and gratifying career choice.
In conclusion, being an RBT offers a rewarding and fulfilling career path. Through hands-on experience, collaboration with other professionals, and opportunities for personal and professional development, RBTs can make a significant impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities while also finding job satisfaction and personal fulfillment.
Article Written By Maria Kakosimidi, M.S., Ph.D.
Maria Kakosimidi, M.S., Ph.D. is a Clinical Program Supervisor for our center-based location. Dr. Kakosimidi has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for the past 6 years. She started off as a Behavior Therapist for 4 years and then got promoted to Clinical Program Supervisor once she earned her master’s degree in ABA. Dr. Kakosimidi earned her bachelors and master’s degrees in ABA from Purdue University. She recently earned her second master’s in psychology along with a PhD. Her experience ranges from working in home and center settings. She has worked with individuals from 3-21 years of age. Dr. Kakosimidi is very passionate about her line of work. Dr. Kakosimidi is on her path to become a BCBA and Clinical Psychologist. Her passion comes from within, and is very excited to grow in the field of ABA and psychology.