Professional Development

Behavior Technician and Medical Office

What does a Behavior Technician and Medical Office do?

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) works in clinical settings under the supervision of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) to provide treatment plans for patients like autistic children or developmentally disabled adults. The field is focused on science and human behavior and how to alleviate problematic behaviors in individuals. Behavior Technicians may also work in schools or home settings to assist patients in reducing problematic behaviors or learning daily living skills.

Where Can You Work?

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistants (CMAAs) work in a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, hospitals, outpatient settings, residential settings, daycares, private practices and government agencies.


18 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Certification Requirements

A clinical component is required for this program. We will assist students enrolled in this program find a clinical location. If you have any questions about the clinical requirements of this program, please discuss them with your Training Specialist.

Behavior Technician and Medical Office


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Provide direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations
  • Teach children language/communication, social skills, daily living/adaptive skills, pre-academic skills, and more while recording and analyzing data along with the BCBA
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws, including the BACB
  • Comprehend and define behavior clearly and set a measurement technique

Courses - 18 Weeks

Program Preview

Behavior Technician and Medical Office Job Possibilities

Daycare Supervisor


$18,000 – $76,000

Medical Office Assistant


$21,000 – $42,000

Registered Behavior Technician


$19,000 – $43,000

Certification Information


Registered Behavior Technician Certification

The Registered Behavior Technician Certification provides you with the ability to provide direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations to patients of all abilities.


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

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Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Behavior Technician and Medical Office Professional?

You will complete the courses in this program over 18 weeks, making students job-ready in as little as 4.5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Behavior Technician and Medical Office Professional training program online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.