say you graduated with a business degree or a
MBA and you don’t want to
get too heavily involved in the financial/banking areas or become an
accountant. You like marketing and sales but are not sure of which
field to work in. If you want to be in a leading edge field that plays
a significant part in healthcare, you might want to consider a
pharmaceutical sales and marketing career.
Unlike what some people think, one does not have to be a science graduate or have a scientific background to become a pharmaceutical sales rep. As long as one has the aptitude to keep learning, company training departments will make sure that new drug representatives are thoroughly trained in the science in order to do the job effectively.
Although it is easier for those with science backgrounds, there have been many non-scientific people who went into pharmaceutical sales careers without prior related experience with anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. So going into pharmaceutical sales is most certainly possible if you are a business degree graduate as long as you prove that you are willing to learn the science. In fact, once trained as a pharmaceutical sales representative, the field is a perfect combination of science and business.
There are many perks and benefits when working as a pharmaceutical sales rep in the industry. Salaries and bonuses could amount to six figures for high achievers and there is the use of a company car. Corporate expense accounts are also available for business entertaining. There are also the travel opportunities that are paid for by the company as many sales meetings as well as medical conventions are often located at nice places.
Being a pharmaceutical sales rep also means that there is a lot of freedom and independence with the job as fixed working shifts are not the norm. Even better is that for 95% of the time, there is no boss to look over your shoulder while on the job.
Being a pharmaceutical sales rep also has some intangible rewards. The field involves working with medical professionals to bring them useful products that will greatly benefit their patients. Drug reps with pharmaceutical sales forces can be considered as part of the overall health care team since they are playing an important role in helping patients.
So if you are a business degree graduate and want to do something in the exciting healthcare field, consider pursuing a pharmaceutical sales and marketing career.
Join Clint Cora, a former National Sales Manager from the pharmaceutical industry for a fact filled webinar you can view anytime called "Tips To Help You Get A Pharmaceutical Sales Job" for FREE.
During this fantastic webinar (seminar presentation online), you will learn;
Pharma industry overview to give you a
bearing on WHERE to start
What drug reps do so you WON'T appear ignorant in front of managers
Direct vs indirect selling for a solid UNDERSTANDING of the selling process
Qualifications required for pharmaceutical sales jobs so you know
exactly what your CHANCES are in getting into the field
80% vs 20% job market and WHERE the best job search efforts should be
And much more on effective job hunting campaigns by industry pro
This webinar will give you an INSIDER'S look at pharmaceutical sales careers to help you properly prepare for a future as a top drug representative.
Click on the link below for useful tips and other important information on how you can have a pharmaceutical sales and marketing career.