Medical Sales recruitment agency listing
Medical sales representatives, also referred to as pharmaceutical sales executives, sell medicines and medical equipment to pharmacists, GPs, hospital doctors and practice nurses.
Employers seek medical sales representatives with a degree in life sciences, experience of working in a healthcare profession and an understanding of sales and marketing. The majority of employers train graduates on-the-job. All medical sales reps are expected to pass the ABPI Medical Representatives Examination within the first two years of being in employment. Employees may also be encouraged to study for professional sales qualifications, such as the Chartered Institute of Marketings Certificate in Professional Sales Practice.
Medical sales representatives require excellent sales skills, self-motivation, confidence, business awareness, an understanding of complex clinical data, a willingness to learn about changes to products and equipment, and a clean driving licence.
Employers of medical sales reps include companies involved in the creation of medicines and medical equipment. Jobs are advertised through a variety of means, including specialist recruitment agencies. Medical sales staff spend the majority of their time away from their offices. Sales territories often span a wide area and reps should be able to cope with spending nights away from home.
Typical starting salaries for medical sales representatives fall between £18,000 and £24,000 a year. With experience, salaries may reach up to £60,000 a year. The majority of employers provide bonuses on top of salaries. With experience, medical sales reps may progress into management roles.