Interested in a new career in Medical Sales ?

By: John Bult

There are more opportunities around these days forfolk who have University degrees behind them, and are interested in anew career in Sales, or more particularly in Medical Sales.And some of these opportunities are very attractive.

Traditionally, of course, graduates would tend toonly look for jobs in areas that were specifically related to thecontent of their university degree course. But times have changed andnowadays it is regarded as much more acceptable, and even desirable,for people to be "flexible". And, for example, there is noreason at all why someone with, say, a Sports Science degree shouldnot embark on a career Sales or Medical Sales.

So how about it ... could you be interested in acareer in Sales or Medical Sales? Some people tend to be putoff by the "traditional" used-car salesman-type image; but,as we said above, things have changed. In Sales, and particularlyMedical Sales, there are many worthwhile prestige jobs thathave good career prospects.

Sales careers in the Pharmaceutical Industry arejust about as good as it gets. The financial rewards in MedicalSales are good compared to the possible alternatives, and thereis a great deal of personal satisfaction to be derived by aconscientious employee.

To be a bit more specific,even with in Medical Salesarena there is a great deal of variety to be had both in terms ofwhat you hope to sell, and where you might hope to sell it.

In the first place, you getto choose your location ... well, pretty much. If you like "citylife" then you there are plenty of MedicalSales opportunities in the busy citycentres where you could find large numbers of private practiceswithin a relatively small area. Alternatively if you prefer to live,and work, "out in the sticks" then the rural areas have GPpractices too. Whichever type of location you preferred, you wouldthen find that there was a choice of what sort of work to aim at.

On the one hand there areopportunities for folk (like you) to regularly visit large numbers ofprivate practices and steadily build up relationships with the staffin those practices. You would be tasked with trying to retain theirfocus on your company's existing products, and sometimes also withintroducing them to new products

At the other end of theMedical Salesspectrum there are opportunities for selling more expensive "niche"items to a much smaller client base. But the work is much the same.Visiting the clients regularly, make sure they know everything thatthey should know about "your" products and try to encouragethem to go on using them ... rather than considering switching to acompetitor.

A lot depend, of course, onyour personality and on where you would like to be geographicallybased. But within the Medical Salessphere there is variety enough for all. Such a career could take youall over the country, or eve abroad if you should so wish.

So!Could a career in Pharmaceutical Sales, or MedicalSalesFeature Articles, be just what you are lookingfor? You will find plenty of further information freely available onthe web. If it turns out to be just what you were looking for youcould find yourself setting out on a long and rewarding career.

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