April 4, 2012
-- Growth in U.S. sales of pharmaceuticals bounced back as rebates and low-cost generic drugs drove an increase in the number of prescriptions filled, according to data tracking firm IMS Health. This new growth in pharmaceutical sales can also be attributed to increased third-party prescription drug coverage, the introduction of successful new products, and aggressive technology transfer and marketing efforts by pharmaceutical firms.
Companies are looking for qualified pharmaceutical sales executives to manage their accounts across the United States. The CNPR® (Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative)
Program provides individuals with vocational training needed for a successful pharmaceutical sales career. Pharmaceutical sales can be extremely lucrative as the pharmaceutical industry is growing rapidly with new drugs being brought to market. Drug patients are also expected to rise 6% annually through 2016 because of the aging baby boomers, increased access to drugs through Medicare Part D program and the rising use of biotech and other products. The NAPRx® administers the CNPR® Certification for the pharmaceutical industry which educates individuals and qualifies candidates who are seeking a career in pharmaceutical sales.
Also, continuous growth among many of the medium to smaller pharmaceutical companies will continue into 2020. If you want to enter into a career as a pharmaceutical sales rep it is vital that you acquire the necessary accredited education and industry training (CNPR® Certification Program). Each pharmaceutical sales rep must be familiar with clinical pharmacology, medical terminology, plus rules and regulations for selling pharmaceuticals to effectively sell to healthcare professionals. The NAPRx® offers accredited education and training by correspondence as well as through 300 colleges/universities nationwide. The CNPR® Certification program provides the education preferred by numerous pharmaceutical companies.
For more information regarding the CNPR Certification for pharmaceutical sales training, contact the National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives (800-284-1060)
. For information on colleges/universities that offer the CNPR Certification contact Cengage Learning (877-221-5151)