Wichita Technical Institute

1715 North Rangeline Road, Joplin, MO, 64801

(417) 206-9115

WTI has been offering hands-on training designed to assist students with new careers since 1954. WTI strives to develop students’ knowledge and commitment to their future by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed in technical and medical fields. So, if you’re looking to upgrade your skills, or pursuing a new career, WTI is the place to prepare for your future!

http://www.wti.edu

Degree Programs Offered

  • Financial Services
  • Medical
  • Office Support and Operations
  • Pharmacy

Careers

Administration
Medical Careers
Pharmacy

Accountants

Accountants help ensure that a hospital runs efficiently and its financial records are kept accurately. Accountants analyze and communicate financial information. They prepare, analyze and verify financial documents to provide information to hospital administrators. Many accountants also offer budget analysis, financial and investment planning.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

5.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Billing and Account Collectors

Billing and account collectors’ duties include keeping track of overdue accounts, receiving payment and posting payment to a patient’s account.

Salary

$25—40K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks

Bookkeepers and accounting clerks perform a number of tasks, such as posting transactions in ledgers, correcting financial errors and preparing financial statements.

Salary

$25—40K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Chief Executives

Chief executive officers direct the hospital or health system and develop plans and policies to lead the organization. Chief executives also coordinate activities at the highest level of management with the help of managers and supervisors.

Salary

$100K

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Executive Secretaries

Executive secretaries provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing reports or handling requests for information. They also prepare correspondence, greet visitors, arrange conference calls and schedule meetings. Executive secretaries may also train or supervise lower-level clerical staff.

Salary

$40—60K

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

General and Operations Managers

General and operations managers plan, direct or coordinate the operations of an organization. They develop policies, manage operations and plan the use of material and human resources. They review financial statements and reports and may oversee staffing. An organization may also call this positions a chief operating officer or general manager.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

9.49%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Health Care Marketing Managers

Health care marketing managers work in the public relations, communications or policy creation departments of hospitals, health care organizations, biotech companies and federal health agencies.  They plan, direct or coordinate marketing policies and programs to determine the demand for services offered by a hospital.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

17.90%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Hospital Billing Clerks

A hospital billing clerk is a hospital office employee responsible for coding and entering medical records, communicating with insurance companies and billing patients. Hospital billing clerks use computer software and knowledge of insurance and billing practices to correctly translate verbal descriptions of diagnoses and procedures into numerical codes.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

9.64%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical Secretaries

Medical secretaries perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Your duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts.

Salary

$25—40K

Job Growth

16.64%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers plan, direct or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, or similar organizations. Through review and analysis, managers may help reduce risk and improve service.

Salary

$60—100K

Job Growth

18.36%

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Physician Liaisons

The position of a physician liaison is relatively new in the medical field, but very important in the changing landscape of medicine. These liaisons are primarily responsible for developing relationships with physicians in order to facilitate beneficial referring practices for both health care companies and patients. They work with primary care doctors and instruct them regarding cardiologists in their network to whom patients should be referred; develop ways to consolidate and increase referrals, implement strategies to reduce red tape in receiving referrals, and create reports based on their work; and build relationships with physicians and other health care leaders to develop new client accounts, maintain existing accounts and develop long term relationships with current and prospective clients/physicians.

Salary

$58K

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree

Medical Assistants

Medical assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examinations and drawing blood.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

17.24%

Education Required

Post secondary non-degree award or Associate's degree

Physician Assistants

Physician assistants provide health care services under a physician’s supervision. They perform tasks that are usually performed by doctors. They conduct physical exams and provide treatment, and counsel patients. Physician assistants may prescribe medications.

Salary

$40—60K

Job Growth

25.48%

Education Required

Master's Degree

Academic Pharmacists

Academic pharmacists train future pharmacists and conduct research. They share pharmaceutical knowledge and information with other health care professionals and students. Academic pharmacists speak at industry events and contribute to science and education publications. They may have some direct contact with patients.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

14.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists practice in health care settings directly with health professionals and patients to ensure that the medications prescribed for patients contribute to the best possible health outcomes. They assess the status of the patient’s health problems and determine whether the prescribed medications are optimally meeting the patient’s needs and goals of care and consult with the patient’s physicians and other health care providers in selecting the medication therapy that best meets the patient’s needs and contributes effectively to the overall therapy goals. Clinical pharmacists also educate the patient on other important steps to improve or maintain health, such as exercise, diet, and preventive steps like immunization.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

12.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Medical Science Liaisons

Medical science liaisons are involved with research and development, drug safety, regulatory affairs, and marketing and sales. They keep health care providers and researchers update on latest research, attend conferences, and present new product information to physicians.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

8.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacists

Pharmacists are responsible for filling patients’ prescriptions with the correct medicines. They tell them about the medicines and how to use them. Pharmacists work with doctors on choosing the right medicines, making sure they will work with other medications taken by the patient and explaining side effects.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

7.81%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacy Aides

Pharmacy aides will receive, store and inventory pharmaceutical supplies or medications, check for outdated medications and notify the pharmacist when inventory levels are low. They may prepare prescription labels, answer customer calls and refer callers to the pharmacist. They may operate a cash register and accept prescriptions for filling.

Salary

$25K

Job Growth

4.97%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

Pharmacy Manager

Pharmacy managers help ensure customers get the medicine they need and that it is properly filled following the doctors orders. Typically, a pharmacy manager oversees one particular store, but there are positions in which they manage multiple locations. Along with ensuring their pharmacy complies with federal and state regulations, pharmacy managers must ensure staff communicate clearly, effectively, and positively with customers. It is up to the pharmacy manager to instruct and monitor employees to ensure they are professional and courteous in all interactions. They must train their staff to prioritize orders and deliver them within the allotted time frames. Teaching staff how to effectively deal with doctors and medical practitioners is essential as well.

Salary

$100K

Job Growth

12.00%

Education Required

Doctoral or professional degree

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians receive prescriptions or refill requests and make sure information is complete and accurate. They might measure, count out, label and record the amounts and doses of medicines, and also make sure drugs are stored and secured correctly.

Salary

$25—41K

Job Growth

13.95%

Education Required

High School diploma or equivalent

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