One lady at a Toastmasters meeting came up to me the other night and asked about how to get in touch with pharmaceutical companies. It turns out that she was a nurse at one of Montreal’s largest hospitals. She was thinking about a career change after many years in nursing and wanted to find out about the possibility of medical sales jobs for nurses.
Of course, I told her that a medical sales job would be a natural career change for her and other nurses. They already know the medical science and anatomy. It’s only a matter of learning selling skills and some pharmacology which drug companies will train on.
As far as how to get in touch with the pharmaceutical companies, she and other nurses have a huge advantage over other aspiring medical sales representatives because she is already working in an environment where she has access to many possible contacts to the drug industry.
She admitted that she has seen many medical sales reps visiting the hospital but never talked to any of them. I suggested that she makes an effort to talk to some of these reps to pick their brains. She can also make use of her present hospital network such as other nurses and doctors (as well as their staff) to perhaps help her on introductions to visiting medical sales representatives. This can in turn lead to introductions to the medical sales reps’ managers.
Many pharmaceutical sales reps who were former nurses got their first sales jobs this way through direct contacts made at the hospital. Medical sales jobs for nurses could include positions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices or equipment. This lady at Toastmasters can easily do the same. See the video on Nurses as the Pharma Rep.
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