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                                                      INTRODUCTION


The Post Secondary Resource Guide was developed through a PREP-KC/OneKC WIRED partnership. WIRED (Workforce
Innovation in Regional Economic Development) is part of our nation's global competitiveness strategy to build strong regional
economies supported by a highly-skilled workforce. OneKC WIRED recognizes that today's knowledge-based economy
requires highly skilled workers capable of embracing new technology, developing innovative products and processes, creating
new business models, and increasing productivity. These knowledgeable workers fuel the growth of companies and regional
economies. Through the WIRED partnership, PREP-KC provides support for Industry Area Liaisons. These seasoned
professionals from business and industry work with Kansas City’s urban school districts to help teachers and students gain access
to cutting-edge business and industry requirements and skills.


The Post Secondary Resource Guide was developed by the Industry Area Liaisons in partnership with PREP-KC. The Guide is a
tool to support college and career planning for students in the career-themed Small Learning Communities in the Kansas City
Kansas Public Schools and Kansas City Missouri School District.


The Post Secondary Resource Guide is designed to:
    o Ignite college and career aspirations in Kansas City’s urban students.
    o Develop awareness of the high-pay, high-need career clusters in Kansas City; specifically in the Advanced
      Manufacturing/Engineering, Healthcare/Health Sciences, and Bio-Technology fields.
    o Support college and career planning by providing information on career pathways and post-secondary programs.




                                                                                                           PREP‐KC 
                                                                                       
                   
Welcome Educational Staff,

I would like to take the time to thank you for utilizing the Post Secondary Reference Guide as a resource for your students. The Post
Secondary Reference Guide was developed by Industry Area Liaisons, through our partnership with PREP-KC and OneKC WIRED.
The Liaisons have extensive experience and knowledge related to the high-growth industries in our region which are Healthcare,
Biosciences and Advanced Manufacturing. This guide should be used as a tool to provide labor market information and college
research for the students of the Kansas City Missouri School District. There are different ways that you may consider using this guide
to explore careers with your students:

    •   Family Advocacy - The Post Secondary Reference Guide can be used during Family Advocacy to discuss various career
        pathways and engage in college planning.

    •   Career Counseling - Teachers and guidance counselors can use this tool to show students the various career ladders associated
        with these industries and the level of educational training needed to be successful.

    •   School Career Center - The guide can be also placed in each school’s Career Center for students and teachers to use as a
        reference for labor market research.

    •   Career Exploration Classes - Career Exploration, Freshman & Senior Seminars, and Career Technical Education Teachers may
        use this guide as a tool to encourage communication and increase awareness of possible career opportunities.

This is only the beginning. Information is power. It is our job to provide the students of our district with resources needed to be
successful in college and careers.


Tineka Fips
Tineka Fips
College and Career Specialist
 
                                       
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                    A Guide to Careers in




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                          Nursing
                            Pharmacy
                                    Dental
                                       Therapy                                                                 Doctoral Nursing Degree
                                    Clerical/Administration                                                             (PhD)
                                              Laboratory
                                                   Imaging

                                              Certified Registered Nurse           Clinical Nurse Specialist                    Master of Science Nursing           Nurse Practitioner            Certified Nurse Midwife
                                                  Anesthetist (MSN)                          (MSN)                                        (MSN)                          (MSN)                             (MSN)



                   Radiation Therapist
                                                                                                         Bachelor of Science in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Health Informatics
                                                                                                             Nursing (BSN)
              Nuclear Medicine Technologist

                                                                                                                                                                            Dentist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Health Services Manager

Radiologic Technologist                   Diagnostic Medical
 Radiologic Technician                       Sonographer
                                                                                                                                                                      Dental Hygienist
                                                                                         Dietitian/Nutritionist                                                                                                    Medical Records &
                                                           Speech Language                                                                                                                                       Health Information Tech
                                                              Pathologist
                                                                                                                                         Dental Laboratory              Dental Assistant
                                                                                                                                            Assistant
Pharmacist                                        Occupational                                    Recreational
                                                                             Physical                                                                                                                            Medical Transcriptionist
                                                   Therapist                                       Therapist                         Respiratory              Respiratory
                                                                             Therapist
                                                                                                                                      Therapist              Therapy Tech

Pharmacist                 Cardiovascular
                           Technologist &                                                                                                                                                                           Medical Secretary
  Intern                                                                                                  Registered Nurse (RN)
                             Technician                                                                                                                                                  Clinical Lab
                                                              Physical Therapy Assistant                                                   Physician Assistant                            Scientist
                                                            Occupational Therapy Assistant
 Pharmacy                                                        Dietetic Technician
                                                                                                     Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)                                                                                Department Secretary
   Tech                                                         Psychiatric Technician                                                                                                    Laboratory
                                                            Emergency Medical Technician                                                                                                  Technician/
                                                                      Paramedic                                                           Surgical Technologist                          Technologist
 Pharmacy
                                                                 Physical Therapy Aide                                                                                                                                 Receptionist
   Aide                                                                                                                                                                                   Laboratory
                                                                   Psychiatric Aide                                                                                                       Assistant/
                                                               Occupational Therapy Aide                                                                                                 Phlebotomist


                                       Certified Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Personnel and Home Care Aide, Nurse Aide, Orderlies, Attendant, First Responder/Emergency Medical Tech.
                                                                         Diagnostic Services
                                      To search schools by program of study and location:   http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  

CLINICAL LABORATORY: Perform tests on blood, body fluids and tissue samples to detect disease, infection and chemical imbalances.

                                                                                                                    Clinical Lab Tech or Medical
                                             Phlebotomist                      Histology Technician                                                                 Cytotechnologist
                                                                                                                             Technologist
What do they do?                  Draw blood for tests, transfusions,     Prepare body tissues for microscopic      Analyze body fluids and cells for       Work with pathologists to detect
                                  donations and research.                 examination by pathologists (section      bacteria, parasites, and other          changes in cellular material from all
                                                                          and stain tissues, embed tissues in       microorganisms; analyze the chemical    body sites in the early diagnosis of
                                                                          paraffin or plastic).                     content of fluids; match blood for      cancer and other diseases. They work
                                                                                                                    transfusions; prepare specimens for     with a wide variety of laboratory
                                                                                                                    examination, count cells and look for   specimen preparations.
                                                                                                                    abnormal cells in blood and body
                                                                                                                    fluids.

High School Courses                                                                                                 Biology, science, chemistry, and math


                                                                           Histology Tech program or two years
Education                                  Phlebotomy training                                                                    Four year                          Four year or Four+
                                                                                    of lab experience.

                                              Entry: $9.38                            Entry: $14.76                            Entry: $17.50                           Entry: $19.43
Average Hourly Pay                          Midpoint: $11.52                        Midpoint: $18.52                           Mean: $21.83                            Mean: $24.32
                                           Experienced: $13.77                     Experienced: $22.15                      Experienced: $26.22                     Experienced: $29.22

                                                                                                                         KU School of Allied Health
                                                                          To view schools with a histotechnology        NKC Hospital-Rockhurst Univ.
Local Post Secondary                 Penn Valley Community College                                                                                           Jewish Hospital College Of Nursing
                                                                           program visit the National Society for        Saint Luke's Hospital of KC
Educational Institutions               Saint Luke's Hospital of KC
                                                                                     Histotechnology                        Univ. of Missouri-KC
                                                                                                                                                                and Allied Health (St. Louis)
                                                                                                                           William Jewell College

                                                                                                                             Some states require                        Certification
Certification/ Licensing                                                               Certification
                                                                                                                             License/Registration
Work Environments: Clinics, hospitals, and universities. Laboratories of chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and personal-care and household product manufacturers.

Personal Qualifications: Manual dexterity, good vision, color differentiation, problem solving skills, able to work under pressure, and temperamentally suited to do exacting ,
often repetitious work.

For additional information regarding Imaging careers visit these websit       http://www.naacls.org/                     http://www.ascp.org/ 
                      http://www.ascls.org                                     http://www.aabb.org                                     http://www.cytopathology.org 
                                                                         Diagnostic Services
                                      To search schools by program of study and location:   http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/  

IMAGING: The use of radiographic technology, high-frequency sound waves, and radioactive compounds to obtain information about health conditions within the human body.


                                      Radiology Technologist               C.T. and MRI Technologists                   Medical Sonographer                         Nuclear Med Tech
What do they do?                  Radiology Technologist use radiation   CT techs use computerized                Sonographers use high-frequency            Nuclear Med Techs administer
                                  to produce X-rays of the body. They    tomography to generate a three-          sound waves to show the shape and          radiopharmaceuticals to diagnose and
                                  prepare patients by proper placement   dimensional image of the inside of a     composition of body tissues.               treat diseases in organs. They produce
                                  of the extremity to be x-rayed. They   patients body cross-sectionally.                                                    images that reflect biological
                                  develop films for analysis by the      Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)                                                    processes that take place at the
                                  Radiologist.                           technologists use magnets and radio                                                 cellular and sub cellular level.
                                                                         waves to produce images.


High School Courses                                                  Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Algebra, and Geometry.


                                                                          Training in addition to Radiology Tech Training in addition to Radiology Tech Training in addition to Radiology Tech
Education                                 Two year or Four year
                                                                                          degree                                 degree                                 degree

                                             Entry: $16.77                            Entry: $16.77                           Entry: $19.26                             Entry: $21.71
Average Hourly Pay                           Mean: $21.18                             Mean: $21.18                            Mean: $23.83                              Mean: $26.78
                                          Experienced: $25.57                      Experienced: $25.57                     Experienced: $28.75                       Experienced: $32.26
                                                                 Avila University
                                                    Colorado Technical U North Kansas City
                                                                                                                        KU School of Allied Health
Local Post Secondary                                            Heritage College
                                                                                                                          Saint Luke’s Hospital                    KU School of Allied Health
Educational Institutions                                  Penn Valley Comm. College
                                                                                                                          Washburn University
                                            Research Med Center School of Radiologic Technology
                                          Saint Luke’s Hospital of KC School of Radiologic Technology

                                  Radiology Technologist Certification. Some states required license in the state Certification. Bachelor's degree can sit     Certification. Some states require
Certification/ Licensing                                       which you practice.                                        for ARDMS certification.                         licensure.
Work Environments: Hospitals, mobile units, doctors offices, research institutions or industrial and experimental Laboratories.

Personal Qualifications: Physical and mental stamina, strong attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to communicate well and a genuine interest in helping people with all
kinds of medical conditions.
                For additional information regarding Imaging careers visit these websites:                        http://www.asrt.org/                       http://www.jrcert.org/  
                                                             HEALTH INFORMATICS
                             To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/


HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: HIM professionals gather, code, manage and maintain patient health information.


                                           Medical Secretary/
                                                                                Medical Coding Specialist           Health Information Technician Health Information Administrator
                                            Transcriptionist
What do they do?                  Perform all of the duties of a typical    Convert doctors’ bills, services and  Usually supervise the day-to-day         Plan, develop and supervise systems
                                  secretary in the medical office.          prescriptions into alphanumeric codes operations and the personnel of Health   for the acquisition, analysis, retention,
                                                                            for the purpose of billing.           Information Management and carry out     and retrieval of health records that are
                                                                                                                  the more demanding technical             consistent with the medical,
                                                                                                                  functions of the Medical Record          administrative, ethical and legal
                                                                                                                  Department.                              requirements of the health care
                                                                                                                                                           delivery system.


High School Required Courses              Office skills and Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology                 Business administration, computer science, anatomy & physiology



Education                                High school or Technical              Course work in Medical Coding                    Two-year                                  Four-year

                                              Entry: $10.66                            Entry: $13.61                          Entry: $18.81                            Entry: $14.42
Average Hourly Pay                            Mean: $13.46                           Midpoint: $17.00                       Midpoint: $25.05                         Midpoint: $ 38.46
                                           Experienced: $16.25                      Experienced: $20.50                    Experienced: $30.05                      Experienced: $48.00
                                     Johnson Co Community College
                                                                                  Concorde Career College                                                           KC: U of Phoenix
                                     Penn Valley Community College                                                    Colorado Technical Univ. NKC
                                                                                    High Tech Institute                                                    St. LOUIS: Saint Louis U, Washington
Local Post Secondary                    Pinnacle Career Institute                                                        Devry Univ.-Kansas City
                                                                                 Penn Valley Comm College                                                         University, Maryville U
Educational Institutions          Techskills —KC                Vatterott
                                                                                   Techskills-Kansas City
                                                                                                                     KU School of Allied Health KCKS
                                                                                                                                                               Springfield: Missouri State U
                                                 College                                                             Penn Valley Community College
                                                                                  Wright Business College                                                   Columbia: U of Missouri-Columbia
                                        Wright Business College

Certification/ Licensing                                                      Experience recommended before        AHIT - Accredited Health Information     RHIA - Registered health information
Required                                                                       taking the CCS or CCS-P exam                    Technician                              administrator

Work Environments: Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, hospice centers, legal offices and insurance companies.

Personal Qualifications: Detail-oriented, strong communication skills, integrity, alertness, good vision, and flexibility because regulations and technology are constantly
changing.


       Careers in Health Informatics includes persons who manage health care agencies and persons who are responsible for managing patient data and 
                                             information, financial information and related computer applications.
                                                             HEALTH INFORMATICS
                             To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/



MEDICAL INFORMATICS: Applying computer science and information technology to every field of medicine covering patient care, medical research and development and
medical education. Provide computing support to the medical field using the existing computer technology or to develop new technology for future medical applications.
                                     Medical informaticians, biomedical computing specialists, programmer-analysts, database designers/administrators, computer
                                                                                  consultants or other related titles.
What do they do?                  The medical informatician is the link between computers and medicine. They work collaboratively with medical professionals on computer-related projects and
                                  problem solving to design, implement, and support the software needed in all aspects of health care including medical education and research, disease
                                  diagnosis and treatment, patient monitoring and reporting, pharmaceutical studies and drug development. They can design and maintain medical databases,
                                  computer networks, and internet or multimedia applications. They work in varied roles, e.g., consultant to doctors/medical professionals, medical software
                                  developer, medical database designer or administrator, designer of medical web applications, supporter of medical information systems, technology instructor
                                  to medical personnel, networking and system administrator, and liaison for computer industry and medicine.



High School Required Courses         Scientific knowledge base and the computer science or information technology skills to efficiently integrate computer technology in the health care field.



                                  The integration of computer technology into healthcare has resulted in a booming demand for professionals known as healthcare informaticians . They
Education                         represent one of the fastest growing specialties in healthcare.


                                    Starting salaries for Medical Informatics / Biomedical Computing graduates     A healthcare informatician with a master's degree or PhD can earn an annual
Average Hourly Pay                                   have been between $42,000 and $58,000.                                           salary of $50,000 to $150,000 or more.

                                    University of Saint Mary's (Four year) Leavenworth, KS DeVry University (Two year and Four year) University of Phoenix (Four year) DeVry University's
Local Post Secondary
                                                                                 Keller Graduate School of Management (Master's level Four+)
Educational Institutions

Certification/ Licensing
                                                                                     Multiple and varied certifications required
Required
Work Environments: Health care environments of all types; hospitals, clinics, medical research facilities, the pharmaceutical industry, the clinical products industry and
companies that develop and market medical software.


Personal Qualifications: Inquisitive with good interpersonal communications, problem solving and analytical skills. Clinical experience, interest in and aptitude for technology,
project management skills, a commitment to lifelong learning, ability to adjust to (and even promote) constant change, proactive approach to work and good communication and
presentation skills.

       Careers in Health Informatics includes persons who manage health care agencies and persons who are responsible for managing patient data and 
                                             information, financial information and related computer applications.
                                                           SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
                            To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTATION: These healthcare professionals are highly trained in both the technical and medical aspects of their fields.
                                                                                Electroneurodiagnostic
                                      Surgical Technologist                                                                     Dosimetrist                              Perfusionist
                                                                                     Technologist
What do they do?                Prepare operating rooms for surgery, Operate machines to record electrical Work with an oncology team. Skilled               Maintain blood flow to the body,
                                assist during surgery and perform the brain activity and diagnose brain     in calculating and planning radiation            regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide in
                                proper postoperative procedures.      disorders, such as stroke and tumors. doses.                                           the blood, measure lab values and
                                                                                                                                                             monitor circulation. May procure and
                                                                                                                                                             transport organs for transplant.



                                                                           Biology, health, human anatomy, and
High School Required Courses              Health and Biology                                                          Medical Physics and mathematics          Bachelor's degree is a prerequisite
                                                                                            math.

Education                               Technical or Two-year                 Two-year or Certificate program                       Four +                                   Four+

                                            Entry: $13.61                             Entry: $13.13                             Entry: $29.97                            Entry: $35.38
Average Hourly Pay                          Mean: $17.20                            Midpoint: $16.36                          Midpoint: $37.35                         Midpoint: $45.49
                                         Experienced: $20.79                       Experienced: $19.59                       Experienced: $44.73                      Experienced: $55.73
                                     Colorado Technical U NKC              Find schools at the American Assoc of                                     Find schools at the American Assoc of
                                                                                                                 Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington
Local Post Secondary                     High Tech Institute                Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic                                         Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic
                                                                                                                  University School of Medicine (St.
Educational Institutions           Penn Valley Community College                Med or American Society of
                                                                                                                                Louis)
                                                                                                                                                          Med or American Society of
                                      Wright Business College                   Electroneurodiagnostic Tech                                               Electroneurodiagnostic Tech

Certification/ Licensing            Certification not required in all
                                                                             Registry after one year experience                  Certification                             Certification
Required                                        positions
Work Environments               Hospital emergency rooms, operating Hospitals                                       Work with Radiation Oncologists and      Hospitals and large surgical centers.
                                rooms and delivery rooms.                                                           Medical Physicists

Personal Qualifications         Intelligence, integrity, stamina, manual   Tactful, patient, compassionate,         Precision, mathematical skills and the   Intelligence, physical stamina, and
                                dexterity, team mentality, service,        dedicated, and able to handle patients   ability to visualize objects in three-   stable personality. The ability to
                                respect, the capacity for calm and         who are very ill. Good communication     dimensional concepts to facilitate the   communicate well, skillful hands, a
                                reasoned judgment in stressful             skills and aptitude for working with     treatment planning process.              mechanical aptitude, quick thinking
                                situations, attention to detail, and       electronic equipment, good vision, and                                            under pressure, and the ability to
                                accuracy.                                  the ability to take initiative.                                                   concentrate intensely for long periods
                                                                                                                                                             of time.
For additional information regarding these careers:                                                                 http://www.medicaldosimetry.org/
http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career.137.aspx                     http://www.ast.org                       www.amsect.org                   www.theaacp.com

            Support services offer a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.
                                                               SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
                                To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

DIETETICS AND NUTRITION:  Educate the public about how what we eat affects our health; design meals that adhere to a patient's individaul diet restrictions; 
may design and present educational programs to teach the importance of good nutrition and its beneficial effects.

                                               Dietetic Assistants               Dietetic Technician, Registered           Registered Dietitians (RD)

What do they do?                      Assist in providing food service and       Under the supervision of an RD they   They are experts on food and nutrition
                                      nutritional programs. May plan and         manage cafeterias, train and manage   to promote and maintain health,
                                      produce meals based on established         personnel, handle budget, develop     prevent or treat illness and aide
                                      guidelines, teach principles of food and   recipes, and enforce sanitation and   rehabilitation through nutrition
                                      nutrition, or counsel individuals under    safety standards.                     education and diet intervention. There
                                      the supervision of the Registered                                                are many types of dietitians.
                                      Dietitian.

                                                                                  Chemistry, biology, health, mathematics, business administration and home
High School Required Courses                                                                                      economics.


Education                                             High School                              Two-year                              Four-year

                                                  Entry: $9.12                              Entry: $11.72                          Entry: $16.75
Average Hourly Pay                              Midpoint: $11.72                          Midpoint: $16.75                       Midpoint: $20.55
                                               Experienced: $14.12                       Experienced: $20.55                    Experienced: $24.73



                                                                                                                         KU School of Allied Health (KCKs)
Local Post Secondary                                                                 Nutrition Institute Of America
                                                                                                                           Nutrition Institute Of America
Educational Institutions                                                             Universtiy of Central Missouri
                                                                                                                        U of Central Missouri (Warrensburg)




Certification/ Licensing
                                                                                            Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Required

Work Environments: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Retirement and Assisted living facilities, health agencies, school systems, day-care centers, hotels, colleges, industrial food
services and restaurants, and in research institutions.
Personal Qualifications: Ability to relate well with people and to communicate with them in effective ways, comfortable in the role of teacher.

For additional information regarding these careers:                              http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/career_7239_ENU_HTML.htm


              Support services offer a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.
                                                            SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
                             To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

FACILITY SERVICES: A level of support services to keep healthcare facilities running smoothly. Federal and state regulations require specific personnel responsible for
monitoring safety and compliance issues. Career opportunities include materials distribution personnel; engineers; mechanics; electricians; heating, ventilation and cooling
(HVAC) technicians; and security guards.

                                         Facilities Technician                     Quality Control Analyst                    Safety Manager

What do they do?                  Perform daily monitoring, repair and        Conduct routine and non-routine       Develop, implement and manage
                                  preventive maintenance activities on        analysis data for documentation of    safety programs to ensure the safety
                                  critical systems and equipment;             procedures and prepare reports;       and security of employees and
                                  troubleshoot, install and modernize         review data obtained for compliance   facilities. They establish risk
                                  new and existing systems (i.e.              and report abnormalities.             management and business
                                  refrigeration equipment, and water,                                               contingency programs and training for
                                  HVAC and electrical systems)                                                      security employees.

                                                                                                                    English, mathematics, chemistry,
High School Required Courses                                                                                        biology, and physics


Education                                 Technical or Two-year                             Four-year                             Four-year

                                              Entry: $12.02                                Entry: $22                           Entry: $15.49
Average Hourly Pay                            Mean: $17.31                                 Mean: $23                            Mean: $26.40
                                           Experienced: $22.12                          Experienced: $25                     Experienced: $40.25
                                                                                 Johnson County Comm College
Local Post Secondary                  Johnson County Comm College                                                       Devry University-Kansas City
                                                                                     KU Edwards Campus
Educational Institutions                    Vatterott College
                                                                                     William Jewell College
                                                                                                                        University of Central Missouri



Certification/ Licensing           Licensed required in some specialty
                                                                                                                     Certification are multiple and varied.
Required                          areas (i.e., electrical or plumbing work)

Work Environments: Hospitals, long term care facilities and other

Personal Qualifications: Responsible, able to communicate well, detail oriented, mechanical aptitude, the ability to use shop mathematics, and manual dexterity. Problem-
solving ability and the ability to work without direct supervision.




            Support services offer a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.
                                                             SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
                              To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
TECHNICAL INSTRUMENTATION: Produce and maintain intricate equipment and machinery, which are used to cure illnesses and save lives. These professionals are highly
trained in both the technical and medical aspects of their respective fields.

                                         Biomedical Equipment
                                                                                    Biomedical Engineer
                                          Technicians (BMET)
What do they do?                   Ensure medical instruments and            Develop concepts and convert the
                                   equipment function properly: fix broken   ideas of physicians, rehab therapists,
                                   instruments, install equipment or         and biologists into usable devices,
                                   conduct periodic testing to ensure        instruments, materials, procedures,
                                   proper functioning of biomedical          etc., that improve the quality of
                                   equipment. May specialize in general      patients' lives.
                                   biomedical, radiological or clinical
                                   equipment.

                             Algebra, trigonometry, physics,                 Mathematics-advanced algebra and
                             biology, chemistry, electronics, and            trigonometry or precalculus; chemistry;
High School Required Courses shop courses.                                   biology; physics; and English.
                                                                             Computer Science


Education                                        Two-year                              Four-year or Four+

                                               Entry: $17.44                             Entry: $29.02
Average Hourly Pay                             Mean: $21.30                              Mean: $36.65
                                            Experienced: $25.48                       Experienced: $44.19
                                                                                                                         Accredited Programs: Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology
                                        Devry University-Kansas City
Local Post Secondary                                                                    Avila University               (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, 410-347-
                                        Johnson Co Comm College
Educational Institutions                                                          Devry University-Kansas City                                          7700 or
                                       Kansas City KS Comm College


Certification/ Licensing               Certifications enhance earning        Licensing as a professional engineer is
Required                                           potential.                             encouraged

Work Environments: Hospitals; research foundations; medical, industrial, academic, and government laboratories; undersea and space programs; industry; universities; and
private consulting firms.
Personal Qualifications: Mathematical ability, analytic thinking, inventiveness, logic in thought process, and science ability. Mechanical aptitude and an interest in mechanical,
electronic, electrical, and other technical matters. Excellent manual dexterity, vision, eye-hand coordination, and ability with numbers.

For additional information regarding these careers:                          http://www.bmes.org/careers.asp           www.abet.org/accredited_prgs.html
            Support services offer a full range of career opportunities from entry level to management, including technical and professional careers.
                                                                 THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                             To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
PHARMACY: The principal goal of pharmaceutical care is improvement in the quality of patients' lives through the use of medications that have been developed and prescribed
to achieve definite outcomes.

                                                Pharmacy Aide                            Pharmacy Tech                        Pharmacy Intern                              Pharmacist

What do they do?                     Establish and maintain patient profiles,   Support the Pharmacist: prepare        Pharmacy Interns work along side      Dispense medications, counsel patients,
                                     prepare insurance claim forms and          medication (count, pour, weigh,        the Pharmacist in apprenticeship      physicians and health practitioners on
                                     stock and take inventory of                measure, and/or mix medication),       type role.                            medications; plan, monitor and evaluate
                                     prescription and over-the-counter          prepare labels and affix to the                                              drug programs; monitor drug therapy
                                     medications. They correspond with          prescription container. Price and file                                       and prepare infusions; may specialize in
                                     third-party insurance providers to         the prescription, which is checked by                                        the use of drugs for nutrition support,
                                     obtain payment and may help with the       a pharmacist before it is given.                                             cancer, chemotherapy, geriatric, or
                                     maintenance of equipment and                                                                                            psychiatric treatments; responsible for
                                     supplies.                                                                                                               the accuracy of every prescription.

                                       Spelling, reading, and mathematics          Chemistry, English, and health          Strong science and math background. i.e., Math, Statistics, Biology,
High School Required Courses                                                                                                                   Chemistry, and Physics.
                                                      skills.                               education

Education                                           On-the-job                         On-the-job or Technical                 Pharmacy student                          Four + (6 years)

                                                  Entry: $6.92                  Entry: $10.44                                                   Midpoint:                 Entry: $32.58
Average Hourly Pay                               Midpoint: $9.35                   $13.02                                                Experienced:                   Midpoint: $46.89
                                               Experienced: $14.64                                                $15.70                                               Experienced: $57.44
                                                                                 Employer apprenticeship programs,
Local Post Secondary                                                            Heritage College, High Tech Institute,                           University of Kansas
Educational Institutions                                                         Pinnacle Career Institute, Techskills                     University of Missouri-Kansas City
                                                                                       — KC, Vatterott College

                                                                                                                      State license as a Pharmacy student
Certification/ Licensing
                                                                                            Certification             and enrolled in accredited School of       A license is required in all States
Required                                                                                                                           Pharmacy.

Work Environments: Hospitals, Community Pharmacies, Government, pharmaceutical wholesalers and mail order companies, clinics, and home health-care companies.


Personal Qualifications: Scientific aptitude, good interpersonal skills and a desire to help others. Must be conscientious and pay close attention to detail - the decisions they
make affect human lives. For those who will be self-employed, good business sense is necessary. Cannot have prior records of drug or substance abuse.
For additional information regarding Pharmacy careers visit these websites:                                           http://www.aacp.org/                   http://www.pharmacytechnician.org
  http://www.aphanet.org                                                          http://www.ashp.org                   http://www.nacds.org                 http://www.amcp.org

     Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                            directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                              THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                                To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

PHYSICAL THERAPY: Assist patients in regaining as much normal movement as possible after surgery, accidents, illnesses, and other problems that have reduced their
normal function.
                                             Physical Therapy Aide                 Physical Therapy Assistant                   Physical Therapist                          Athletic Trainer
What do they do?                      Work under the direct supervision of a    Under the direction and supervision of   Work with patients to improve          Specialize in the prevention,
                                      Physical Therapist or PT Assistant.       physical therapists, provide patient     muscle strength and coordination;      assessment, treatment, and
                                      Keep the treatment area clean and         treatment including exercise,            applying heat, cold, water or          rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries.
                                      organized; assist patients to or from a   massage, electrical stimulation,         electricity to relieve pain or to      They give immediate first aid, tape
                                      treatment area. Complete clerical         paraffin baths, hot/cold packs,          change the patient’s condition; give   injuries, supervise diets, assist in
                                      tasks: ordering supplies, answering the   traction, and ultrasound. PTAs record    therapeutic massages to relieve pain   purchasing and fitting athletic equipment
                                      phone, and filling out insurance forms    patient responses to treatment and       and reduce swelling; and assist in     and educate athletes about healthy
                                      and other paperwork.                      report the outcome of each treatment     using wheelchairs or crutches to       lifestyle habits. They are heavily
                                                                                to the physical therapist.               restore a patient’s mobility.          involved in the rehabilitation and
                                                                                                                                                                reconditioning of injuries.

                                                                                 Algebra, anatomy and physiology,        Health, biology, chemistry, physics,         Human physiology, anatomy,
High School Required Courses               Biology, chemistry or physics.
                                                                                 biology, chemistry, and psychology       mathematics, and social studies.             kinesiology and nutrition.

                                        High School Diploma and on-the-job
Education                                                                                     Two-year                                 Four +                              Four-year or Four +
                                                     training
                                                  Entry: $ 7.62                            Entry: $ 12.59                          Entry: $21.05                             Entry: $10.54
Average Hourly Pay                               Midpoint: $10.60                         Midpoint: $19.88                        Midpoint: $26.36                         Midpoint: $17.02
                                               Experienced: $15.67                      Experienced: $ 27.50                    Experienced: $31.90                       Experienced: $27.68
                                                                                                                                                                             Park University
Local Post Secondary                                                             Colorado Technical University Penn       KU School of Allied Health (KCKS)
                                                                                                                                                                      University of Central Missouri
Educational Institutions                                                             Valley Community College                  Rockhurst University
                                                                                                                                                                             (Warrensburg)
                                                                                                                                                                    Many States require licensing and
Certification/ Licensing                                None                           States require licensing                States require licensing
                                                                                                                                                                               Certification
Work Environments: Rehab Departments in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools, Private Offices, Rehab Centers, Community Health                                     Work Environments: High school,
Centers, Hospices, Sports Injury Treatment Centers.                                                                                                             college, and professional training rooms,
                                                                                                                                                                corporations, and sports clinics.
Personal Qualifications: Strength because of the physical exertion required in assisting patients with their treatment; positive attitude;                      Athletic Trainer: interested in athletics
ability to communicate well; motivated to enable people to help themselves; well-organized, detail oriented, and caring.                                        and medicine, work well under stress,
                                                                                                                                                                stamina to work long hours, confident,
                                                                                                                                                                common sense, and manual dexterity.

For additional information regarding Physical Therapy careers visit these websites:                                      http://www.apta.org/
For additional information regarding Athletic Training careers visit these websites:                                     http://www.nata.org
      Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                             directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                              THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                                To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/SLP & AUDIOLOGIST: Employ activities to improve mental abilities, physical abilities and general health of individuals to maximize their
potentials and minimize their limitations . SLP & AUDIOLOGIST: Provide specialized help to patients who have communication disorders (speech, language, and voice).

                                      Occupational Therapy Assistant               Occupational Therapist              Speech-Language Pathologist                           Audiologist

What do they do?                     Work with patients to support a          Assist patients in learning/regaining    Determine the exact nature of a          Study normal & impaired hearing, and
                                     treatment plan established by            skills to live independent, productive   disability and decide an adequate        the prevention of hearing loss, identify
                                     occupational therapist; monitor          and satisfying lives; lead patients in   treatment regimen for                    and assess hearing problems &
                                     progress and document in report form;    physical exercise and in operating       communication problems (i.e.             rehabilitation of persons with hearing
                                     may teach a disabled patient how to      equipment, work with children in         stuttering, harsh voice, inappropriate   impairment. Daily duties include
                                     move around despite limited mobility;    school settings or teach finance, time    pitch and eating or swallowing           conducting ear examinations, training
                                     perform routine strengthening or         management and social survival skills    difficulties) and problems producing     clients in speech and lip reading,
                                     muscle toning exercises with a patient   to the mentally handicapped.             and understanding language.              measuring noise levels in work settings
                                     or complete office tasks.                                                                                                  and teaching individuals to use hearing
                                                                                                                                                                aids or other helpful devices.

                                                                               Biology, chemistry, physics, health,
High School Required Courses                    Biology and health                                                               Anatomy, biology, physiology, physics, and social sciences.
                                                                                     art, and social sciences

Education                                           Two-year                                Four-year                                 Four +                                     Four +
                                                  Entry: $13.40                          Entry: $19.15                            Entry: $19.65                              Entry: $16.02
Average Hourly Pay                              Midpoint: $16.93                       Midpoint: $24.22                         Midpoint: $24.73                           Midpoint: $22.04
                                               Experienced: $20.43                    Experienced: $29.40                      Experienced: $30.15                        Experienced: $25.06
                                                                                                                                                                KU School of Allied Health (KCKS)
                                         Kansas City Kansas Community
Local Post Secondary                                                            KU School of Allied Health (KCKS)           KU School of Allied Health                 Rockhurst University
                                                     College
Educational Institutions                 Penn Valley Community College
                                                                                     Rockhurst University                     Rockhurst University                University of Central Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                          (Warrensburg)
                                                                                                                        Licensure for the state in which they practice. In some work settings, they
                                               National certification          States require licensure in the state   may be required to have obtained a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).
Certification/Licensing                                                                                                        Some states require CCC to obtain state license to practice.
                                                                                       where they practice.

Work Environments: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Schools, Clinics, Retirement Communities, Rehab                           Work Environments: Schools, Hospitals, Medical Offices, Nursing Homes,
Centers, and Home Care Programs.                                                                                       Home Health Services, Family Services, and Childcare Facilities.

Personal Qualifications: Patience, imagination, maturity, tact, stamina, teaching skills, and a genuine                Personal Qualifications: The ability to concentrate intensely; a warm,
love of people. A balance of objectivity and empathy, professionalism and compassion.                                  friendly personality that inspires trust and confidence; and a genuine desire to
                                                                                                                       help. Patience and perseverance.

For additional information regarding Occupational Therapy careers visit these websites:                                       http://www.aota.org
     Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                            directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                              THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                                To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

RESPIRATORY CARE: Care for patients with breathing or cardiopulmonary - heart/lung - problems.
                                          Respiratory Therapy Tech                     Respiratory Therapist
What do they do?                      Work with respiratory therapists to aid    Treat and care for patients with
                                      in the care of patients with lung or       pulmonary disorders (i.e., chronic
                                      breathing disorders. They have less        asthma or emphysema, victims of
                                      freedom and independence in working        heart attack, stroke, shock or AIDS;
                                      with patients directly and may simply      premature infants with
                                      assist the respiratory therapist during    underdeveloped lungs; seniors
                                      actual treatment                           susceptibility to pulmonary disease).




                                        Biology, physics, chemistry, health,         Health, biology, mathematics,
High School Required Courses
                                          math, English and psychology.                chemistry, and physics



Education                                  One-year certificate program.                 Two-year or Four-year

                                                  Entry: $13.23                             Entry: $16.21
Average Hourly Pay                               Midpoint: $16.55                          Midpoint: $19.96
                                               Experienced: $19.88                       Experienced: $23.93

                                                                                       Concorde Career College
Local Post Secondary                        Concorde Career College
                                                                                  Johnson County Community College
Educational Institutions               Johnson County Community College
                                                                                   KU School of Allied Health (KCKS)

                                                                                     Certified Resp Tech (CRT) or
                                                       CRTT
Certification/Licensing                                                             Registered (RRT) State License
                                           (Certified Resp TherapyTech)
                                                                                                required.
Work Environments: Hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, for ambulance services, and home care.

Personal Qualifications: Interest and aptitude in science, initiative, sound judgment, mechanical ability, physical stamina, compassion and sensitivity. The ability to function
effectively in extreme emergency situations.

For additional information regarding Respiratory careers visit these websites:                                           http://www.aarc.org/ 

      Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                             directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                            THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                              To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
NURSING: Nurses care for and comfort the ill, the injured, and the disabled; teach good health, safety, sanitation, and nutrition practices. For registered nurses seeking
advanced practice, a Bachelor's Degree is required.
                                                Nurse Aide                                   LPN                                                           RN
What do they do?                   Provide basic patient care under direct   Perform nursing duties for patients     Care for patients and promote their physical, mental and social well-being
                                   nursing supervision attending to          under the direct supervision of R.N.s   monitoring patient status and progress, assisting physicians in care and
                                   patients’ comfort, hygiene and meals;     and physicians: take vital signs,       rehabilitation, administering medication and advising patients and their families
                                   assisting with patient mobility;          observe patients and see to their       on preventive health care measures. The title of registered nurse
                                   checking vital signs; and reporting any   comfort, collect specimens for          encompasses numerous specialties.
                                   changes in patients’ demeanor or          laboratory tests, administer
                                   agility to nurses or doctors on duty.     medications, dress wounds, start IVs
                                                                             and, in some cases, supervise nursing
                                                                             aides or assistants.
                                       Anatomy, Physiology, Infection
High School Required Courses Control, Nutrition, and Communication                                    Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Psychology, and Sociology.
                                                   Skills.

Education                                        Technical                          Technical or Two-year                                        Two-year or Four-year

                                               Entry: $9.11                       Entry: $13.35                                               Entry: $19.46
Average Hourly Pay                             Mean: $11.32                       Mean: $15.96                                                Mean: $24.09
                                            Experienced: $13.56               Experienced: $19.08                                         Experienced: $29.15
                                                                        Colorado Technical U, Concorde
                                                                                                            Avila U, Graceland U, Jo Co Comm College, KCK Comm College, MidAmerica
                                                                                 Career College,
                                    Johnson County Community College                                          Nazarene U, National American U, Penn Valley Comm College, Research
                                                                         JoCo Comm College, Northland
Local Post Secondary                Northeast Kansas Technical College                                          College of Nursing – Rockhurst U, Saint Luke's College of Nursing, U of
                                                                       Career Center, NE Kansas Technical
Educational Institutions              Penn Valley Community College                                            Central Missouri (Warrensburg), U of KS- School of Nursing (KCK), U of
                                                                                      College
                                    Warrensburg Area Voc/Tech School                                         Missouri-KC, U of Saint Mary Leavenworth, KS), Webster U., William Jewell
                                                                           Penn Valley Comm College,
                                                                                                                                                 College
                                                                            Warrensburg Area VoTech
                                      CNA Certification by State where
Certification/Licensing                                                  Licensed in the state of practice.  Licensed in the state of practice. Passing the national licensing examination.
                                                 practicing.
Work Environments: Hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, physicians' offices/clinics, day-care centers/schools, industry and long term facilities, community service
agencies, doctor and dentist offices, correctional institutions, and patients' homes.
Personal Qualifications: Dependability, patience, tact, emotional stability, good physical and emotional health, compassion, the ability to work well as part of a team, the
willingness to assume responsibility, the ability to react quickly and correctly in emergency situations, a genuine love of people, the desire to serve a diverse population, and
optimism. Additionally, sensitivity, humaneness, assertiveness, decisiveness, and integrity.


     Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                            directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                               THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                                 To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING: An BSN can advanced beyond basic nursing by meeting additional educational and clinical practice requirements. Career opportunities
include Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner .

                                             Certified Nurse-Midwife                  Clinical Nurse Specialist                     Nurse Practitioner               Certified Nurse Anesthetists

What do they do?                       RNs with advanced training in             CNSs are registered nurses who             NP's specialize in adult, family       In a role similar to an anesthesiologist,
                                       midwifery care for healthy expectant      specialize in a specific field of clinical   pediatric or geriatric health care.   CRNAs monitor the vital signs and body
                                       mothers and to provide various clinical   practice, such as Cardiac Care,            They are qualified to handle a wide   functions of surgical patients under
                                       services for women. They examine          Cancer Care, Mental Health,                range of basic health problems.       anesthesia.
                                       women during pregnancy, manage            Neonatal, etc.
                                       labor and deliver infants.



High School Required Courses                                                                                       Not Applicable


Education                                               Four +                                    Four +                                   Four +                                   Four +

                                                    Entry: $29.84                            Entry: $24.26                             Entry: $26.46                           Entry: $45.76
Average Hourly Pay                                Midpoint: $36.90                           Mean: $29.97                            Midpoint: $33.62                        Midpoint: $53.38
                                                 Experienced: $43.97                      Experienced: $36.10                      Experienced: $40.99                      Experienced: $65.34
                                                                                                                                   Graceland University
                                                                                                                               Research College of Nursing
                                                                                                                               University of Central Missouri     Truman Medical Center School of Nurse
Local Post Secondary                          University of Kansas (KC)             Most Nursing Schools with BSN
                                                                                                                                      (Warrensburg)                 Anesthesia           University of
Educational Institutions                                                                      programs.
                                                                                                                                University of Missouri (KC)                    Kansas (KC)
                                                                                                                                University of Kansas (KC)

Certification/Licensing                                               All advanced practice careers have specific certification exams and licensing associated with them.

Work Environments:                        Hospitals, birthing centers, and patient Clinical settings, community- or office- Clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, or Settings in which anesthesia is
                                          homes.                                   based settings, and hospitals.           in their own offices                  administered (i.e., hospitals, outpatient
                                                                                                                                                                  surgi-centers)
Personal Qualifications: Dependability, patience, tact, emotional stability, good physical and emotional health, compassion, the ability to work well as part of a team, the willingness to assume
responsibility, the ability to react quickly and correctly in emergency situations, a genuine love of people, the desire to a serve a diverse population, and optimism. Additionally, sensitivity,
humaneness, assertiveness, decisiveness, and integrity.

For additional information regarding Nursing careers visit these websites:
                                                                  http://www.aanp.org/                                      http://www.aana.com/ 
http://www.discovernursing.com/                     http://www.choosenursing.com/                                           http://www.midwife.org/careers.cfm      

      Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                             directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
                                                              THERAPEUTIC SERVICES
                                To search schools by program of study and location: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
DENTISTRY: Provide direct care to patients with numerous oral health services, they diagnose and treat problems affecting the teeth, gums, tongue, lips and jaws.
                                                Dental Assistant                       Dental Lab Tech                         Dental Hygienist                                Dentist
What do they do?                      Various tasks that may be               Work with models of teeth and gums,      Work directly with patients;           Detect, diagnose and treat problems
                                      interpersonal, technical or             at the direction of dentists or          scale/polish teeth; apply cavity-      affecting the teeth, gums, tongue, lips
                                      administrative; expose and develop X-   orthodontists. They may work as          preventive agents;                     and jaws. Teach patients brushing,
                                      rays, coordinate and implement          Orthodontic tech, Dental ceramists,      expose/process/interpret X-rays;       flossing and proper dietary habits,
                                      infection control, take diagnostic      denture tech, and Crown and bridge       monitor oral health; place temporary   identify and fill cavities, repair any dental
                                      impressions, maintain inventory,        tech. They rarely work directly with     fillings and dressings; teach proper    damage or breakage, analyze X-rays.
                                      perform office management tasks and     patients.                                brushing and flossing.                  Dentists may improve patients’
                                      assist the dentist at chairside.                                                                                        appearances through corrective surgery
                                                                                                                                                              to the gums and mouth.

High School Required Courses Biology, Chemistry, Math, Health,                Biology, algebra, English, chemistry,    Biology, math, chemistry, health, and Biology, chemistry, physics, algebra,
                                      English, Typing, Bookkeeping, and       art, sculpting, anatomy and              speech.                               trigonometry, geometry, foods and
                                      other business subjects.                physiology, computer skills, and                                               nutrition, and computer skills
                                                                              geometry.
                                                                                  On-the-job or Apprenticeship
Education                                      Technical or Two-year                                                          Two-year or Four-year                             Four +
                                                                                            programs
                                                  Entry: $10.67                           Entry: $8.16                             Entry: $26.13                            Entry: $30.73
Average Hourly Pay                                Mean: $13.77                           Midpoint: $13.70                         Mean: $30.08                             Mean: $43.73
                                               Experienced: $15.32                     Experienced: $23.65                    Experienced: $32.06                      Experienced: $50.23
                                           Adlard School of Dental Asst          To find an educational program        Johnson County Community College          University of Missouri-Kansas City
                                            Concorde Career College              http://www.nbccert.org/ed_inst.cfm     University of Missouri-Kansas City
Local Post Secondary
                                                High Tech Institute                Military services train dental
Educational Institutions
                                           Penn Valley Comm College                         technicians.

Certification/Licensing               Certification available, although not    Certification can be obtained in         Licensed in the State Board of         State and national board exams must be
                                      required for most settings.             specialty areas                          Dental Examiners where they            passed for full licensing in the state of
                                                                                                                       practice.                              practice.
Work Environments: Private offices, hospital dental departments, public health, nursing homes, and dental schools.
Dental Lab technicians are employed in commercial dental laboratories. Some private dental offices have their own laboratory.
Personal Qualifications:              Manual dexterity, a friendly            Manual dexterity, good vision to         Manual dexterity, appreciation for     Excellent visual perception, steady
                                      personality, a neat appearance,         recognize fine color shadings and        detail, personal neatness and          hands, and the ability to work under
                                      common sense, the ability to think      shape variations. An artistic aptitude   cleanliness, good health, and good     extreme pressure. Must also enjoy
                                      quickly and a willingness to follow     for detailed and precise work also is    communication skills.                  working with other people as part of a
                                      instructions.                           important.                                                                      team.
For additional information regarding Dental careers visit these websites:     http://www.dentalassistant.org/                                                 http://www.adha.org/
      Careers in therapeutic services are primarily focused on changing patients' health status throughout time.  Health professionals in this pathway work 
                             directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information.
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                                                                             Advanced Manufacturing - Production

                             Do you enjoy creating or designing things? Are you good at visualizing concepts and ideas? Would you like to work in a factory? Do you have good manual 
                             dexterity? Do you enjoy learning about and using new technology? Investigate the career path of PRODUCTION in Advanced Manufacturing. In production 
                             you set up, operate, monitor, control and improve manufacturing processes and schedules to meet customer requirements. 
  Job Title or Function:            Packaging Machine Operator                            CNC Operator                             Robotics Technician                      Plant Operations Manager
What do they do?             Set-up and operate a packaging machine in       Operates one or more types of computer       Robotics technicians assist manufacturing, Oversees the daily production operations
                             accordance with established procedures and      numeric controlled production **(CNC)       mechanical and electronics engineers in all of the plant, monitors operations for
                             guidelines. Fills, secures, and labels          equipment. Follows established quality      phases of robotic design, development,      efficiency and safety, ensuring that all
                             containers according to company and/or          and safety standards. Familiar with         production, testing, and operations.        applicable requirements are met.
                             customer specifications. May make minor         standard concepts, practices and            Technicians work closely with engineers Develops production schedules to meet
                             repairs to packaging equipment. Reads and       procedures within a particular field.       and other technical workers.                internal goals as well as expectations of
                             interprets blueprints and diagrams to select,                                                                                           customers. Oversees production staff,
                             adjusts machine settings to complete tasks.                                                                                             including hiring/training of personnel.
                             Works under immediate supervision.
High School Required         Basic Courses plus Advanced Math,               Applied Science, Computer courses, Applied Science, Computer courses,                   Accounting, Budgeting, Advanced
Courses:                     Drafting                                        Applied Math/Reading for Information, Applied Math/Reading for Information,             Math,
                                                                                                                   Drafting, Tool and Die,
Education: (High School,
                                                                               May require a certificate or bachelor's     High School plus two years of training,
Technical, Two-Year, Four-     No degree, G.E.D. or High School Diploma                                                                                                     Four Year Degree Program
                                                                                    degree in area of specialty                   Technical certification
Year)
Salary Expectations
(Hourly and/or Annually)                   $19,999 - $39,353                             $28,332 - $45,601                           $30,400 to $50,500                     $120,555 to $554,000

Local Post Secondary                                                       MCC- Business & Technology College, MCC- Business & Technology Center,       Courses in Business: Johnson County
Educational Institutions                                                   Kansas City Kansas Community College- Kansas City Kansas Community Center- Community College (JCCC)Rockhurst
                                                                           Technical Education Center, ITT        Technical Education Center, DeVry     University, University of Missouri - Kansas
                                                                           Technical Institute, Missouri Southern (associate in Computer Technology),   City, Baker University
                                                                           State College, DeVry                   Byran College Springfield (Gaming &
Additional career occupations: Automated Manufacturing Technicians, Pattern and Mold Makers, Precision Optical Goods, Tool and Die makers, Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers, Calibration
Technicians, CNC Operators, Machine, Quality Inspector, Quality Engineer, Product Designer, Heavy Equipment Technician, Team Assemblers, Engineers
Soft Skills/Knowledge: Team player, dependable, critical thinking, Need knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the particular industry. Integrity, Motivation,
Dependability, Reliability, Willingness to learn, Customer Focused, Problem Solving, Applied Technology
Information Site and References: 1. Business and Technology Center www.mcckc.edu 2. Brows by high growth industry http://online.onetcenter.org/find/indemand?i=ADV 3. Manufacturing Print and
Internet Resources http://www.glencoe.com/sec/careers/cclusters/pdf/manufacturing.pdf 4.The Agile Manufacturing Technician http://edtech.mcc.edu/amen/agiletec.htm 5. Advanced Manufacturing
Magazine: http://www.advancedmanufacturing.com/
NOTES: ** CNC stands for computer numerical control, and refers specifically to a computer "controller" that reads G-code instructions and drives a machine tool, a powered mechanical device typically
used to fabricate components by the selective removal of material
NOTE: Salary information (Missouri wages) from www.salary com
                                                                    Advanced Manufacturing - Logistics and Supply Chain
                                  Logistics and Supply Chain (Inventory Control )workers get materials to the production workers.  They order the items, check them into the 
                                  company warehouse, pack and ship the finished product. Supply chain management is all the activities that take place to get a product in 
                                  your hands – from the time of raw materials extraction to the minute you pull out your credit card and take the final product home. Logistics 
                                  and Supply Chain focuses on planning and forecasting, purchasing, product assembly, moving, storing and keeping track of a product as it 
                                  flows toward you and other consumers.
    Job Title or Function:                             Dispatcher                                   Capacity Planner                      Operations Supervisor                         Supply Chain Manager
What do they do?                  Dispatch is a procedure for assigning                   A capacity planner uses different      Supervise daily activities of an operations
                                                                                                                                                                               Manages overall supply chain operations,
                                  employees (workers) or vehicles to customers.           software applications to achieve the   unit. Determines workflow and scheduling.
                                                                                                                                                                               including purchasing and inventory of
                                  Dispatchers have to coordinate workers'                 maximum efficiency of the plant.       Implements operational polices and
                                                                                                                                                                               material. Improves productivity, quality and
                                  availability, skills, travel time and availability of                                          procedures. Relies on experience and
                                                                                                                                                                               efficiency of operations. Performs a
                                  parts. The skills required of a dispatcher are                                                 judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
                                                                                                                                                                               variety of tasks. Leads and directs the
                                  greatly enhanced with the use of computer                                                      Typically reports to a manager.
                                                                                                                                                                               work of others. Typically reports to top
                                  dispatching software.
                                                                                                                                                                               management.
High School Required              English, Accounting, Advanced Accounting, English, Accounting, Advanced                        English, Accounting, Advanced                 English, Accounting, Advanced
Courses:                          Business Computer Information             Accounting, Business Computer                        Accounting, Advanced Math,                    Accounting, Advanced Math,
                                                                            Information, Advanced Math                           Economics, Intro to Business                  Economics, Intro to Business, Social
                                                                                                                                                                               Studies

Education: (High School,                                                                   High School Advanced, Materials High School Diploma plus Post Secondary
                                                      High School                                                                                                  Four- Year
Technical, Two-Year, Four-Year)                                                           Requirement Planning (MRP) course           Classes Required
Salary Expectations (Hourly
                            Annually $25,946 - $39,940                                    Annually $36,359 - $57,570             Annually $30,635 - $49,837                    $60,387 - $107,959
and/or Annually)
Local Post Secondary                                                                      Donnelly College/Information           Donnelly College/Information Technology, 1. UMKC/Bachelor of Information
Educational Institutions                                                                  Technology                             Business and Technology Center, Baker Technology, 2. William Jewell/Computer
                                                                                                                                 University                               Information Systems 3. Baker/Computer
                                                                                                                                                                          Information Systems 4. JCCC/Business
                                                                                                                                                                          Logistics Mgt.

Additional career occupations: Traffic, Shipping, Receiving Clerks, Traffic managers, Quality Control Technicians, Process Improvement Technicians, Material Handlers, Logistical Engineers, Industrial
Truck and Tractor Operators, Dispatchers, Communications, Transportation and Utilities Manager.
Soft Skills/Knowledge: Good written and verbal communication, dependable, accuracy, attention to detail
Information Site and References: 1. Careers in Supply Chain Management http://www.careersinsupplychain.org 2. Jobs in Logistics http://www.jobsinlogistics.com 3. Robotics Capacity Planning for
manufacturing http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/447679.html 4. Lean Manufacturing Certification courses http://www.1stcourses.com/

NOTE: Salary information (Missouri wages) from www.salary com
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is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. 



    Job Title or Function:                  Electrical Engineers                     Mechanical Engineers                        Industrial Engineers                            Chemical Engineers
What do they do?                  Design new and better electronics: test      Research, design, develop,                Determine the most effective ways to use Apply principles of chemistry to solve
                                  equipment and solve problems. One might work manufacture and test tools, engines,      the basic factors of production- people,  problems involving the production or use
                                  on cars, robots, cell phone systems, etc…    machines and other mechanical             machines, materials, information & energy of chemicals and biochemicals.
                                                                               devices.                                  in making a product or provide a service.




High School Required              Emphasizes a strong math and sciences         Emphasizes a strong math and             Emphasizes a strong math and                    Math classes thru calculus, science
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Salary Expectations: (Varies Entry: $49,120. Midpoint: 75,450.                  Entry: $46,560. Midpoint: $72,300        Entry: $46,340. Midpoint: $71,430.              Entry: $50,060. Midpoint: $78,860.
by Levels of Education)      Experienced: $115,240.                             Experienced: $108,740.                   Experienced: $104,490                           Experienced: $118, 670.
Local Post Secondary         University of Kansas School of Engineering,        University of Kansas School of           University of Central Missouri, University of   University of Missouri- Rolla School of
Educational Institutions     University of Missouri KC School of Computing      Engineering, University of Missouri KC   Missouri- Rolla School of Engineering,          Engineering, University of Kansas School
                             & Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla        School of Computing & Engineering,       University of Kansas School of                  of Engineering.
                             School of Engineering.                             University of Missouri-Rolla School of   Engineering.
                                                                                Engineering.

Additional career occupations: Computer Hardware Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Material Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Nuclear Engineers, Agricultural Engineers Marine Engineers, Sales
Engineers, Architects, Science Technicians, Mathematicians, Drafters, Chemists, Computer & Information Managers, Petroleum Engineers, Mining & Geological Engineers and Safety Engineers.


Soft Skills/Knowledge: Engineers should be creative, inquisitive, analytical and detail oriented. They should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in
writing. Advanced computer skills.

Information Site and References: www.bls.gov, www.careeronestop.com, American Association of Engineering Societies www.aaes.org
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Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Careers
        Occupation                                                     Description                                                                                                                                                                             Prerequisite Education & Experience1                                                                                              Typical Salary Range
        Discovery Research Job Family
        Laboratory Assistant A                                         Performs research laboratory tasks and experiments under the supervision of other laboratory staff; makes and records detailed observations, analyzes data and                         High school diploma/equivalent, preferably biotechnology certificate or A.S. and 1-2 years related laboratory experience           $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       interprets results, maintains laboratory equipment, performs inventory
        Research Assistant                                             Performs laboratory experiments and tests in accordance with Good Laboratory Practice; works under the supervision of the Research Associate; makes detailed                           B.S./equivalent                                                                                                                    $30,000-$48,000
                                                                       observations, analyzes data and interprets results
        Research Associate                                             Collaborates with co-workers on research and development; makes detailed observations, analyzes data, interprets results; prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols             B.S. and 2-5 years related laboratory experience or M.S. and 0-2 years experience                                                  $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       and quantitative analyses; maintains familiarity with current scientific literature; investigates and creates new methods and technologies for project advancement;
                                                                       may act as principle investigator, contributes to journals or participates in conferences
        At this point in the career progression within the Discovery Research Job Family, professionals could transition to a supervisory pathway. Positions in this track can be found at the end of this document.
        Senior Research Associate                                      Performs research and develops experiments for projects in collaboration with others; uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex                B.S. in related scientific discipline and 5-8 years related laboratory experience or M.S. and 2-5 years experience                 $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       problems in creative ways; exercises technical discretion in design, execution and interpretation of experiments contributing to project goals; contributes to project
                                                                       progress through innovative research; prepares technical reports
        Principal Research Associate                                   Performs all duties of Senior Research Associate as well as designing and conducting own experiments; has expert understanding of and ability to apply principles,                     B.S./M.S. and 5-8 years related laboratory experience or M.S. and 2-5 years experience and demonstrated working                    $60,000-$80,000
                                                                       theories and concepts in specialized area of responsibility; has working knowledge of related disciplines; maintains familiarity                                                       knowledge of scientific principles
                                                                       with current literature; leads team/department and acts as main problem solver for team
        Scientist I                                                    Works within a team to initiate, design, develop, and execute scientific research projects; possesses potential for technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaborative        Ph.D. in scientific disciplines and 0-2 years experience or M.S. and 8-10 years experience in research environment                 $80,000-$100,000
                                                                       work, and independent thought
        Scientist II                                                   Collaborates with others to initiate, design, develop, and execute scientific research projects critical to corporate strategies and image; serves as in-house and outside             Ph.D. in scientific discipline and 2-5 years experience or M.S. and 8-10 years experience in research environment                  $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       consultant; contributes to scientific literature and conferences
        Senior Scientist                                               Initiates, directs, and executes scientific research and development critical to corporate strategies and image; investigates potential applications of scientific concepts to         Ph.D. in scientific discipline and 5-10 years experience or M.S. and 8-10 years experience in research environment with            $90,000-$200,000
                                                                       inventions, projects, and problems; plans and executes laboratory research; maintains knowledge of state-of-the-art scientific developments; makes scientific contributions            expert understanding of scientific principles and concepts
                                                                       to scientific literature and body of knowledge; participates in conferences
        Chief Scientific Officer                                       Responsible for the identification, development, evaluation, and/or implementation of new technologies and products that support business goals; advances the discovery,               M.D. or Ph.D. and 15+ years of scientific experience                                                                               $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       development or maintenance of significant new compounds; recommends and defends the termination of candidates in a way that supports business goals; identifies,
                                                                       defines, solves and/or prevents problems of a broad scope and high complexity. Must be recognized internationally as an expert in the field and have proven ability to
                                                                       interface with external parties internationally in a way that generates value for the company
        Clinical Development Job Family
        Clinical Document Assistant                                    Works with the Document Management System with clinical development, including creation, authorship, electronic publication, review, approval, and distribution of                     High school diploma/equivalent, preferably biotechnology certificate or A.S. and 1-2 years related lab experience                  $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       documents; acts as liaison between clinical development and regulatory affairs in the planning and publication of submitted documents
        Clinical Data Associate                                        Ensures the validity of clinical trials, formats trials for statistical purposes; responsible for setting up databases, tracking and managing data from all clinical trial             B.S. and 1-3 years clinical data management experience; database management experience is helpful                                  $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       sites; works with supervisors to establish procedures for data review and entry, and assists in the review of data
        At this point in the career progression within the Clinical Development Job Family, professionals could transition to a supervisory pathway. Positions in this track can be found at the end of this document.
        Biostatistics Associate                                        Provides statistical support for clinical, pre-clinical, and other designated projects within clinical development; provides accurate data to obtain timely regulatory agency          B.S. and 10 years experience or M.S. and 5-7 years experience or Ph.D. and 2 years experience                                      $80,000-$100,000
                                                                       approval of products
        Clinical Research Associate                                    Responsible for ensuring proper study conduct at assigned sites including the collection and validation of generated data; responsible for contribution to a clean data set            B.S. and 6-8 years experience or M.S. and 5-7 years experience or R.N. and 5-7 years experience or Pharm.D. and experience         $80,000-$100,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or Ph.D. and 2 years experience
        Medical Writer                                                 Ensures high quality and timely production of all clinical documents; responsible for confirming that documented information complies with all                                         B.S. and 10 years experience of M.S. and 5-7 years experience or Ph.D. and 2 years experience                                      $80,000-$100,000
                                                                       internal and external standards
        Bioinformatics Scientist                                       Develops algorithms for integrating functional knowledge about genes to help scientists analyze and interpret gene expression data; assists in developing software to                  M.S. or Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, biochemistry, computational chemistry or related field and 1-4 years                  $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       automate data retrieval and analysis; works with scientists across organization to develop statistical methods for gene analysis                                                       industry experience
        Senior Clinical Research Associate                             Serves as an in-house expert and resource in clinical study monitoring for all clinical trials; responsible for mentoring junior Clinical Research Associates and leading all          B.S. and/or R.N. and 8-12 years experience including clinical research experience and extensive experience working in a FDA        $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       Clinical Research Associates in maintaining consistent monitoring across all clinical research sites; works with protocol development scientists to develop protocols,                 regulated environment
                                                                       site instruction manuals, and case report forms
        Senior Medical Writer                                          Provides broad medical writing support for multiple simultaneous projects; responsible for overseeing writing and editing of all clinical regulatory documents including               B.S., M.S., of Ph.D. and minimum of 3-5 years experience as a medical writer                                                       $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       clinical study reports, protocols, investigator’s brochures, briefing documents, Investigational New Drug applications, and clinical summary sections of Common Technical
                                                                       Documents/New Drug applications; responsible for all stages of document production from review and revision to approval and publishing; collaborates closely with
                                                                       physicians, biostatisticians, clinical and regulatory affairs personnel in accordance with company Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory requirements
        Protocol Development Scientist                                 Responsible for the writing of protocols, case report forms and consent forms for clinical trials; develops the design of, implements and monitors clinical trials; responsible        B.S., M.S., R.N., or Pharm.D. and 10-12 years industry experience including extensive experience in clinical trials                $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       for the preparation of medical reports, Investigational Device Exemptions, New Drug Applications and license applications
        Senior Protocol Development Scientist                          Supervises the design and writing of protocol, case report forms, and consent forms for clinical trials; directs the design, implementation, and monitoring of clinical trials;        M.S, R.N. or Pharm.D. and 10-12 years industry experience including extensive experience in clinical trials                        $90,000-$110,000
                                                                       responsible for preparation of medical reports, Investigational Device Exemptions, New Drug Applications and license applications; ensures that Good Clinical Practices
                                                                       are followed in all trial activities and monitors all phases of clinical trial studies
        Medical Expert                                                 Serves as clinical project leader providing clinical expertise in area specific to clinical trials; responsible for decisions concerning monitoring safety, eligibility, enrollment,   M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and 3-5 years experience in clinical medicine as well as previous industry clinical research experience         $90,000-$110,000
                                                                       and data consistency; prepares project-specific training programs and training materials for all clinical research staff
        Senior Medical Expert                                          Acts as medical and safety consultant to Clinical Development team in specific medical area relevant to clinical development activities; serves as medical consultant to               M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and 7-10 years clinical experience in a specific therapeutic area; board certification in area of               $180,000-$220,000
                                                                       marketing team and regulatory agencies when requested; provides oversight of clinical trials for company products under development                                                    medical specialty
        Director of Clinical Research/                                 Responsible for all aspects of clinical research programs including planning, implementation, coordination and completion of research project according to FDA regulations,            M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and 10-15 years experience in a specific therapeutic area or across multiple therapeutic areas;                 $150,000-$200,000
        Development                                                    internal policies and procedures, and within the bounds of good scientific and ethical conduct; assures that all pre-clinical and clinical studies are conducted according             board certification in one area of medical specialty
                                                                       to protocol and that data reported is accurate and acceptable to internal and external audits; assures that proper statistical analyses are performed; responsible
                                                                       for medical writing; supports medical reports, registration dossiers, and manuscripts
        Director of Medical Affairs                                    Provides both ethical and consumer medical support services for marketed products including prompt, factual, concise and pertinent responses to product inquiries from lay             M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and 10-15 years industry experience in medical affairs; experience spanning multiple therapeutic areas          $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       and professional sources both inside and outside the company; promptly reports all adverse experiences with products to designated personnel for proper processing in
                                                                       accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice and FDA regulations and maintains documentation of same to protect corporate liability; collaborates with sales and
                                                                       marketing personnel in the development of promotional and educational materials; reviews and approves medical and technical content in marketing materials; provides
                                                                       medical lecture content for initial and advanced sales training programs; provides input and appropriate modifications to product labeling and package inserts; reviews
                                                                       and approves protocols and case report forms for Phase IV clinical trials and all subsequent publications
        Regulatory Job Family
        Documentation Specialist                                       Coordinates all activities related to providing required documentation systems; coordinates review and revision of procedures, specifications, and forms                               B.S. in related field/equivalent and 2-4 years related experience in documentation, quality assurance                              $35,000-$60,000
        Regulatory Affairs Associate                                   Ensures that company products meet regulatory requirements: coordinates and prepares document packages for submission to regulatory agencies, internal audits and                      B.S./M.S. and 2-4 experience in research and development and 0-4 years experience in regulatory affairs                            $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       inspections
        Labeling Associate                                             Labels products; acts as a liaison between domestic and international regulatory authorities regarding labeling issues; works on design and development of labeling policies           B.S./M.S. and 2-4 years experience in research and development and 0-4 years experience in regulatory affairs                      $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       and practices
        Dossier Management Associate                                   Responsible for dossier management priorities, workflow, and resources to meet regulatory submission target dates for both electronic and paper submissions                            B.S./M.S., 2-4 years experience in research and development and 0-4 years experience in regulatory affairs                         $45,000-$75,000
        Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate                            Responsible for maintaining current regulatory knowledge and awareness of changes in regulatory procedures; provides guidance to regulatory team staff and oversees                    B.S./M.S. and 5-8 years experience in regulatory affairs                                                                           $60,000-$80,000
                                                                       the development and submission of documents to regulatory agencies
        At this point in the career progression within the Research Job Family, professionals could transition to a supervisory pathway. Positions in this track can be found at the end of this document.
        Manager, Regulatory Affairs                                    Manages the integrated development process by coordinating project team activities, installing and monitoring project planning functions, and reporting to management;                 B.S./M.S. in scientific discipline and 5-7 years experience                                                                        $80,000-$100,000
                                                                       assists in the development of regulatory strategies for projects to ensure multinational registrations consistent with strategic objectives and world-wide
                                                                       regulatory requirements
        Director of Regulatory Affairs                                 Plans and directs long and short-term regulatory activities; develops and implements strategies for approval of regulatory submission; negotiates with outside agencies                B.S./M.S. in scientific discipline with Ph.D. preferred and 10 years experience                                                    $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       to resolve regulatory issues; stays current with changes in regulatory requirements
        Quality Job Family
        Quality Assurance                                              Provides clerical and administrative support related to documentation system maintenance; audits documentation to ensure accuracy; maintains filing of Quality                         High school diploma or Biotech Certificate or A.S./equivalent and 2-4 years experience, preferably in documentation or quality     $30,000-$48,000
        Documentation Administrator                                    Control documentation                                                                                                                                                                  control/quality assurance; must be familiar with industry regulatory requirements and Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice
        Quality Control Technician                                     Performs inspections, checks, test and sampling procedures according to Standard Operating Procedures; performs in-process inspection and documents results                            High school diploma or biotech certificate or A.S./equivalent and 0-5 years experience in quality assurance; must be familiar      $30,000-$48,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with industry regulatory requirements and Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice
        Quality Assurance Documentation Specialist                     Coordinates all documentation and documentation systems; coordinates review and revision of procedures, specifications and forms                                                       B.S./M.S. in related field and 2-5 years experience in Good Manufacturing Practice documentation, and quality assurance            $35,000-$60,000
        Quality Control Analyst                                        Conducts analysis of raw materials, in-process samples and finished formulations according to Standard Operating Procedures; calibrates and maintains chemistry and                    B.S. in scientific discipline/equivalent and 0-4 years experience in quality control systems; must be familiar with industry       $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       microbiology lab equipment; compiles and analyzes data for test procedure documentation                                                                                                regulatory requirements and Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice
        Validation Specialist                                          Develops, installs, and revises test validation protocols to ensure that manufacturing practices meet in-house, industry and federal standards; compiles and analyzes                  B.S. in scientific, engineering, or related technical field and 3 years experience in a regulated industry; knowledge of current   $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       validation data; prepares reports and recommends improvements                                                                                                                          industry practices, and current Good Manufacturing Practice
        Quality Assurance Manager                                      Assures that products, processes, facilities and systems conform to quality standards and governmental regulations; performs audits of raw materials; reviews and                      B.S. in biological science and 3-5 years experience in quality control/quality assurance; must be familiar with industry           $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       approves Standard Operating Procedures; develops budgets and monitors expenditures                                                                                                     regulatory requirements and Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice
        Quality Control Engineer/Supervisor                            Develops, applies, revises, and maintains quality standards for processing materials into products; designs and implements inspection, testing, and evaluation procedures;             B.S./M.S. in related discipline/equivalent and 3-5 years experience with documentation and implementation of                       $45,000-$75,00
                                                                       prepares documentation for inspection testing procedures                                                                                                                               quality control systems
        Validation Manager                                             Manages, develops and implements validation protocols and test procedures; ensures that products meet regulatory requirements, company standards and industry                          B.S./M.S. in scientific discipline and 5-7 years experience in Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice environment and              $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       current practices; oversees and reviews validation area processes and procedures                                                                                                       industry regulatory requirements
        Director of Quality                                            Responsible for short and long term goals of quality control; formulates and recommends quality assurance policies and programs; develops quality control and quality                  B.S. or M.S. in chemistry or equivalent science, Ph.D. preferred and 6-10+ years experience in chemistry, quality control          $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       assurance budgets; directs quality control staff and daily operations, manages Good Manufacturing Practice program; establishes and directs Good Manufacturing                         and/or laboratory management positions with experience in Good Manufacturing Practice/Good Laboratory Practice and full
                                                                       Practice training; assures that finished products comply with government and company standards                                                                                         requirements understanding of industry regulatory
        Product/Process Development Job Family
        Process Development Operator                                   Implements production procedures to optimize manufacturing processes and meet regulatory requirements; may be involved in packaging and distribution and/or                            A.S. in scientific discipline and 2-5 years of experience in industry or B.S. in scientific discipline/equivalent and              $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       maintenance of production equipment                                                                                                                                                    0-2 years experience
        Process Development Technician                                 Contributes to commercial-scale manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredient; handles raw materials, maintains batch records, operates and maintains production and                 B.S./equivalent in engineering or related discipline and 2-5 years experience                                                      $30,000-$48,000
                                                                       separation equipment; works within structure of Good Manufacturing Practice and Standard Operating Procedures
        Process Development Associate                                  Evaluates, improves, and scales-up manufacturing processes to improve product yield and reduce costs; executes small-medium scale production work. Tasks may involve                   B.S./M.S. in a scientific discipline/equivalent and 0-5 years experience                                                           $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       cell culture, fermentation, purification, and/or chromatography; carries out designated tasks under the direction of the Process Development Supervisor but operates
                                                                       with a degree of scientific independence
        Process Development Scientist                                  Works within team to initiate, design, develop, and execute scale-up production processes; exercises significant degree of scientific independence                                     Ph.D. in scientific discipline and 0-2 years experience or M.S. and 8-10 years experience in research environment                  $80,000-$100,000
        Process Development Supervisor                                 Supervises one functional area within process development (such as fermentation or purification) with responsibility for initiating and directing design and scale-up                  Ph.D. in scientific discipline and 5-8+ years experience implementing scale-up processes                                           $85,000-$105,000
                                                                       production processes from lab scale through pilot plant scale; assists in technology transfer to manufacturing department; responsible for development and implementation
                                                                       of new process formulas; acts as liaison with both research and manufacturing
        Director of Product/                                           Directs all stages of product and process development for new products and technologies from laboratory through pilot plant and manufacturing scale including managing                 Ph.D. in biochemical engineering, chemistry, microbiology or related area and 7-10 years experience in product development         $150,000-$200,000
        Process Development                                            development, implementation, and maintenance of process methods and equipment for the production of process formulas, technologies, and products; oversees                             or B.S./M.S. with 12+ years experience in product development. Experience working with current Good Manufacturing
                                                                       production schedules and recommends manufacturing policies                                                                                                                             Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, process development, and scale-up preferred
        Manufacturing Job Family
        Material Handler                                               Collects and distributes materials between departments and shipping department; wraps and protects materials for safe transport; loads and unloads materials from                      High school diploma/equivalent, valid driver’s license and 0-2 years related experience                                            $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       freight vehicles, stacks items in inventory, operates forklift, lifts heavy loads
        Packaging Technician                                           Uses manual/automated packaging systems to label, inspect and package finished product; performs data entry, complies with Good Manufacturing Practice and                             High school diploma/equivalent and 0-2 years related experience                                                                    $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       Standard Operating Procedures
        Aseptic Fill Technician                                        Responsible for preparing the finished product from the purified active pharmaceutical ingredient; operates and maintains equipment; maintains records; complies                       A.S. or biomanufacturing certificate/equivalent and 0-2 years experience                                                           $30,000-$48,000
                                                                       with Good Manufacturing Practice and Standard Operating Procedures
        Manufacturing Technician                                       Assists manufacturing staff in specific product-related operations; operates and maintains production equipment; assists in manufacturing production-scale product;                    High school diploma or biomanufacturing certificate or A.S./equivalent and 0-2 years experience in manufacturing environment       $30,000-$48,000
                                                                       prepares glassware, reagents, and media; maintains records required by Good Manufacturing Practice; assists with in-process testing
        Purchasing Agent/Buyer                                         Plans, organizes, directs and controls purchasing actions for production and non-production related goods; maintains knowledge of and relationships with vendors;                      B.S. in business, materials management or related field and 3 years experience in purchasing/materials environment                 $30,000-$48,000
                                                                       advises management on purchasing alternatives to assure continued flow of materials to meet population requirements
        Assay Analyst                                                  Follows Standard Operating Procedures to perform assays on in-process and final product test samples; participates in modification of assay procedures                                 A.S. degree and 2 years experience in biomanufacturing or B.S. degree in scientific discipline                                     $35,000-$60,000
        Aseptic Fill Research Associate                                Implements production procedures to optimize aseptic fill manufacturing processes; assists in development of processes to improve yield or reduce cost for aseptic                     A.S. and 4-7 years related work experience or B.S. in biology or related science and 2-3 years experience                          $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       manufacturing systems
        Manufacturing Associate                                        Performs complex tasks under general guidance and in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice; participates in integration of new technology into the                       A.S. and 4-7 years related work experience or B.S. in biology or related science and 2-3 years experience                          $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       manufacturing process and the initiation of new manufacturing areas; operates within Standard Operating Procedures; with minimal supervision operates complex
                                                                       systems and equipment, and optimizes their use in manufacturing
        Manufacturing Instrumentation/                                 Performs maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and repairs on analytical equipment and instrumentation; performs validation studies and analyzes results;                 A.S. and 4-7 years related work experience or B.S. in Biology or related science and 2-3 years experience                          $35,000-$60,000
        Calibration Associate                                          maintains spare parts inventory
        Aseptic Fill Supervisor                                        Oversees aseptic filling procedures, ensures that they are in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, and Standard Operating Procedures;                B.S. in Biology, Chemistry or related area and 3-5 years supervisory experience in pharmaceutical environment                      $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       responsible for equipment preparation and sterilization, and sanitation of asepting filling rooms; manages work group; review and processes batch records
        Manufacturing Supervisor                                       Supervises the transfer of cell culture/fermentation methods from research and development to manufacturing; supervises and maintains purification production methods,                 B.S. and 3-5 years experience working knowledge of cell culture, aseptic techniques, and scale-up operations in accordance         $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       processes, and operations for new or existing products; implements and maintains production schedules; provides guidance to employees to ensure that operations meet                   with current Good Manufacturing Practice
                                                                       Good Manufacturing Practice
        Biochemical Development Engineer                               Responsible for design and scale-up of processes, instruments and equipment from laboratory through pilot plant and manufacturing process; develops new process                        B.S. in biological, chemical or pharmaceutical engineering and 0-2 years experience in pharmaceutical process/research             $60,000-$80,000
                                                                       formulas and techniques                                                                                                                                                                product development; must have strong problem-solving skills
        Director of Manufacturing                                      Responsible for the development, implementation, and support of manufacturing business systems including clinical and commercial production activities; ensures plans                  B.S. in sciences, M.S. preferred and 10+ years experience in all aspects of manufacturing, processing in pharmaceutical/           $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       and resources are efficiently utilized to insure uninterrupted supply of company products; oversees hiring, development and retention of manufacturing staff; develops                 biotechnology environment; previous management or project experience, knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice,
                                                                       operating plans and budgets as well as working relationships with internal and external partners                                                                                       Good Laboratory Practice
        Facilities Job Family
        Facilities Technician                                          Performs daily monitoring, repair and maintenance of critical systems and facility equipment; installs and modernizes new and existing systems; documents repairs,                     A.A./A.S. or certificate of completion from 2-year technical program in mechanical/electrical field                                $24,000-$33,000
                                                                       adjustments, and replacements to equipment; provides input and corrections to Standard Operating Procedures
        Instrumentation/Calibration Technician                         Maintains, tests, troubleshoots, repairs, and validates circuits, components, analytical equipment and instrumentation; monitors equipment performance and status on                   B.S./equivalent in electronics technology with knowledge of mechanics and instrumentation and minimum of 2-4 years                 $35,000-$60,000
                                                                       an ongoing basis and makes adjustments as necessary; documents calibration as well as deviations from equipment specifications                                                         experience in instrumentation problem diagnosis and repair and experience working in a Good Manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Practice environment
        Facilities Manager                                             Manages design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, and buildings; ensures that facility meets health and safety standards; plans, budgets,                B.S./equivalent and 5 years experience in maintenance knowledge of building codes                                                  $45,000-$75,000
                                                                       and oversees facility repairs and modifications; oversees the coordination of building space allocation and layout, communication services, and facilities expansion
        Supervisory Pathway
        Supervisor                                                     Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a group of employees within a specific unit                                                                                              B.S. and 3-5 years experience                                                                                                      $45,000-$75,000
        Manager                                                        Responsible for planning and coordinating the work of at least one supervised unit; has hiring/firing as well as budgetary monitoring responsibilities                                 B.S. and 5-8 years experience                                                                                                      $80,000-$100,000
        Director                                                       Responsible for the development, implementation, and support of a number of activities, systems and processes; ensures plans are efficiently                                           B.S. and 8-12 years experience                                                                                                     $90,000-$110,000
                                                                       utilized; oversees hiring, development, and retention of staff; develops budgets and plans
        Senior Director                                                Responsible for the development, implementation, and support of a number of diverse activities, systems, and processes; ensures that plans are                                         B.S. and 12-15 years experience or M.S. and 8-10 years experience or M.D./Ph.D. and 5-8 years experience                           $150,000-$200,000
                                                                       efficiently implemented; oversees hiring, development, and retention of management staff
        Vice President                                                 Responsible for the identification, evaluation, and development/implementation of new technologies, programs, or strategies that support                                               B.S. or advanced degree and 15 years experience                                                                                    $180,000-$220,000
                                                                       business goals; directs director-level personnel across diverse activities, programs or systems

1   Most of the programs that train for these careers require math and science classes in high school and/or college.

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Biotechnology Educational Opportunities: Two Year Colleges

The Community Colleges listed below offer two-year programs in the categories
listed below each school's name:

Fort Scott Community College


    •   Allied Health
    •   Biological Sciences
    •   Dental Hygiene
    •   Physical Science


Highland Community College


    •   Agronomy (A.A.)
    •   Animal Science (A.A.)
    •   Biology (A.A. or A.S.)
    •   Chemistry (A.A. or A.S.)
    •   Geology (A.A. or A.S.)
    •   Pre-Chiropractic (A.S. or A.A.)
    •   Pre-Dental Hygiene (A.A. or A.S.)
    •   Pre-Dentistry (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Engineering (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Forestry and Conservation (A.A. or A.S.)
    •   Pre-Medicine (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Nursing (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Optometry (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Pharmacy (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Physical Therapy (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Radiological Technology (One Year Transfer Program)
    •   Pre-Respiratory Therapy (A.S.)
    •   Pre-Veterinary (A.S.)
    •   Sports Medicine (Athletic Training) (A.S.)
Johnson County Community College


    •   Biotechnology, A.A.S.
    •   Biotechnology, A.S.
    •   Biotechnology Certificate
    •   Certified Medication Aide Certificate
    •   Certified Medication Aide Update Certificate
    •   Certified Nurse Aide Certificate
    •   Certified Nurse Aide Refresher Certificate
    •   Dental Assisting, A.A.S.
    •   Dental Assisting Certificate
    •   Dental Hygiene (see listing for Dental Hygiene)
    •   Emergency Medical Science (see listing Emerg Medical Sci)
    •   Home Health Aide Certificate
    •   IV Therapy for LPN's Certificate
    •   Nursing (see listing for Nursing)
    •   Occupational Therapy Asst, A.A.S.
    •   Physical Therapist Asst, A.A.S.
    •   Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.
    •   Rehabilitative Aide Certificate
    •   Respiratory Care (see listing for Respiratory Care)
    •   Surgical Technology Certificate


Kansas City Kansas Community College


    •   Biology, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Biology, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Chemistry, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Chemistry, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Forensic Chemistry, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Forensic Chemistry, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Agriculture, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Agriculture, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Chiropractic, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Chiropractic, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Pre-Dental, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Dental, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Engineering, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Engineering, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences Pre-Exercise Science, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Medical, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Medical, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Medical Technology, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Medical Technology, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Nursing, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Nutrition, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Nutrition, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Occupational Therapy, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Optometry, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Optometry, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Pharmacy, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Pharmacy, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Physical Therapy, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Radiologic, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Respiratory Therapy, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Veterinary, Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences
    •   Pre-Veterinary, Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences \




Metropolitan Community College - Blue River


    •   Biology - AS
    •   Chemistry - AS


Metropolitan Community College - Longview


    •   Human Services Drug Addiction Services - AAS
    •   Human Services Generalist - AAS
    •   Human Services Mental Health - AAS
    •   Mental Health Technician - CERT


Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods


    •   VeterinaryTechnology - AAS


Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley


    •   Child Growth & Development - AAS
    •   Child Growth & Development - CERT
    •   Dental Assisting - AAS
    •   Dental Assisting - CERT
    •   EMT Paramedic - AAS
    •   EMT Paramedic - CERT
    •   Health Information Technology (HIT) - AAS
    •   HIT Coding Specialist - CERT
    •   Medical Transcription - CERT
    •   Occupational Therapist Assistant - AAS
    •   Physical Therapist Assistant - AAS
    •   Practical Nursing - CERT
    •   Professional Nursing - AAS
    •   Professional Nursing, LPN to ADN Bridge Program - AAS
    •   Radiologic Technologist - AAS
    •   Surgical Technology - CERT


North Central Missouri College


    •   Chemistry - AAS
    •   Health Occupations - AAS
    •   Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic - AAS
    •   Medical Assistant - AAS
    •   Medical Assisting - CERT
    •   Medical Insurance Billing Specialist - CERT
    •   Medical Transcriptionist - CERT
    •    Nursing Level I (PN) - CERT
    •    Nursing Level II (ADN) - AAS
    •    Pre-Medical - AAS
    •    Pre-Veterinary - AAS

State Fair Community College


    •    Dental Hygiene - AAS
    •    Nursing - AAS
    •    Nursing Practical- CERT
    •    Radiologic Technology - AAS
    •    Secretarial Science - AAS
    •    Secretarial Science - CERT


Biotechnology Educational Opportunities: Four-Year Colleges & Universities

The schools listed below offer life sciences-related degree programs:


    •    Avila University
    •    Baker University
    •    Benedictine College
    •    Central Methodist University
    •    DeVry University
    •    Emporia State University
    •    Fort Hays State University
    •    Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences
    •    Kansas State University
    •    MidAmerica Nazarene University
    •    Missouri Southern State University
    •    Missouri State University
    •    Missouri Valley College
    •    Missouri Western State University
    •    Northwest Missouri State University
    •    Park University
•   Pittsburg State University
•   Rockhurst University
•   Truman State University
•   University of Central Missouri
•   University of Kansas
•   University of Kansas Medical Center
•   University of Missouri - Columbia
•   University of Missouri - Kansas City
•   Washburn University
•   Wichita State University
•   William Jewell College
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