When looking for medical sales jobs there's a lot to consider! This is a sector with a real variety of roles, and with the potential to earn a substantial basic salary, along with a generous commission.
We've put together this guide on what to expect from a medical sales job to help you know what is expected from you - and what you can expect from your employer.
You'll need to be a quick learner, as the medical sector is one of technical and constantly developing products. Employers will always give full product training - but if you have any medical, scientific or technical knowledge it will certainly be a big advantage when applyting to medical sales jobs.
As a medical sales rep, travel is likely to be a big part of the job, so you'll need to be comfortable with a field sales element to your role. You could be visiting pharmacies, surgeries, hospitals or care homes to name a few, both NHS and privately funded.
Another key part of any pharmaceutical sales job is giving presentations. You will generally be meeting customers face-to-face to give your pitches, so being smartly presented, articulate and professional are all a must.
What To Expect
Medical sales jobs offer some of the most attractive remuneration packages of all sales jobs. Your basic salary is likely to be in the region of £30,000, with a commission structure or bonus on top.
Common perks of being a medical sales rep also include a company car, mobile phone, laptop, and (appropriately!) healthcare cover.
The medical industry is constantly changing, with new research and development work leading to constantly new and improved technology. So, you won't always be selling the same product, even if you choose to stay with the same company for many years.
Take a look below at all the medical sales jobs we currently have available on our site. If you still can't find the one for you, make sure you set up email alerts, so you're up to date on all the latest opportunities. Good luck with you job search!