You might have a science background but want to get more into the business world with dollars and cents rather than microscopes and labs. Or you might have a business degree background but are completely fascinated with the science, particularly the medical healthcare world. A great way to combine science and business is to have a career as a pharmaceutical sales representative.
First, the science part as pharmaceutical sales reps will have to understand physiology, anatomy and pharmacology. They also have to know how to go through scientific medical papers and clinical studies. There is a lot of medical science involved during communications with customers including doctors, nurses and pharmacists in pharmaceutical sales.
Now for the business part. Instead of wearing white lab coats, pharmaceutical sales representatives will be wearing business suits and carrying brief cases known as detail bags. Customers will want to discuss drug product costs and selling will be involved. There is also business analysis of sales figures and other territorial data in this work. Business entertaining with customers may also be part of the job.
There are many perks and benefits working as a pharmaceutical sales rep. Salaries and bonuses could amount to six figures for high achievers and there’s 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 exotic places.
Being a pharmaceutical sales representative also means that there is a lot of freedom and independence with the job with no fixed working hours. Even better is that for 95% of the time, there is no boss to look over your shoulder while on the job.
So, if you are seeking for a perfect combination of science and business in one career, pharmaceutical sales and marketing will certainly be an answer.
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.
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