Presently working as a sales representative for a global communications corporation, Rick Wurzbachercame to his profession after a long and diverse career in the military, the health care industry, and the performing arts. A native of Maryland, Rick Wurzbacher enlisted in the United States Air Force and honed a specialty in the medical and health services division. From October 1982 to November 1991, Rick Wurzbacher performed a wide range of duties as a medical administrator at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center, focusing his energy and attention on the organizational and operational efficiency of surgical services, clinical areas, and more. In his role as Medical Administration Specialist, Rick Wurzbacher oversaw the successful transition of his hospital’s performance reporting procedures to a new computerized system and earned numerous honors for his work. Rick Wurzbacher also made full use of the educational opportunities available to him through the Community College of the Air Force, where he graduated with honors as a U.S. Air Force Medical Technologist (Phases I and II).
With his newfound specialty, Rick Wurzbacher remained in the U.S. Air Force as a medical technologist, spending nearly 10 years performing analysis related to hematology, microbiology, chemistry, pediatric phlebotomy, and more. During this time, Rick Wurzbacher maintained an alternating status as an active-duty and reserve Air Force specialist, providing an opportunity to work for the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) as well. As a medical technologist at LabCorp for three years, Rick Wurzbacher developed a new, efficient specimen processing system and analyzed specimens in a STAT laboratory setting. By the end of his tenure with the military, Rick Wurzbacher had won the Air Force Commendation medal for his outstanding service.
A noted jazz, blues, and rock guitarist, Rick Wurzbacher has played with some of the greatest living American musicians, recording and performing live shows at various clubs across the country.