A LOOK INTO THE ROLE OF A MEDICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Medical sales representatives are people who market and sell medical products to workers in the healthcare industry. What you’ll be doing on a day-to-day basis is selling your company’s products, like prescription drugs, medicine, and equipment to those who work in the healthcare, such as hospitals, doctors, GPs, and pharmacists.  

Some of your typical responsibilities will be contacting customers, arranging appointments, managing budgets, identifying customer needs, making presentations, planning work, and monitoring new developments. Like any job in sales, the most basic duties you’ll have are attracting customers and promoting your product to them.  

You could work alongside other medical sales representatives in teams, or, if you rather not work in large groups of people, work alone. This gives you the ability to choose how independent you’d like to be, allowing you to progress in your career at your own pace.  

ULTIMATE EARNING POTENTIAL IN THE UK

Position in Career  Associated Salary (UK)  
Entry Level   To begin your career in this area, you might have to consider a degree related to health, or relevant in business or marketing. Most places looking for candidates to hire really value work experience in sales or a background in one. £19,000 – £24,000 
Experienced  To be considered experienced and have a higher salary you will need to work in the industry for several years and pick up on all the possible issues that could come up. This means you’d be capable of any of the tasks you are given.  £25,000 – £50,000 
Senior  Seniors in this role can hold the position of a manager, which means that you have more authority and responsibility on your shoulders. You may decide to do a postgraduate qualification like a masters to help with your technical knowledge.  £50,000 – £60,000 

TOP 10 EMPLOYERS

  1. Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services 
  2. Medtronic 
  3. Stryker 
  4. Zimmer Biomet 
  5. Nobel Biocare 
  6. London Medical Laboratory 
  7. Unmind 
  8. Pfizer 
  9. Applied Medical 
  10. Boston Scientific 


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