I was speaking to this lady yesterday about pharmaceutical and medical sales positions. She was describing her business background which seemed good but she was worried that she lacked a medical background. I told her that’s okay because if she’s trainable and has superior communications skills, companies would be willing to train her.
I then asked her if she has a college degree. She said no. I told her that most pharmaceutical and medical sales positions these days do require a college degree of some type. The degree it self doesn’t necessarily have to be in science but companies will expect a degree. There might be the odd position out there, perhaps inside sales or a customer support function that doesn’t require a degree but the medical sales positions dealing with health professionals will require one. So this individual was advised to pursue a college degree if she’s serious about pharmaceutical or medical sales.