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Shortage of autism service providers means opportunity for direct support professionals.
Developing specialized communication skills early in your career can be a valuable asset.
Some DSPs can apply experience to construction or architecture.
Many direct support professional skills align with a career in education.
Experience as a DSP can give applicants a competitive advantage.
Most employers can match you with someone who needs health care assistance.
Entry level positive support positions are a natural step for DSPs.
There is high demand for assistive technology engineers.