PRLog (Press Release)
- Mar. 8, 2013 -
The Princeton Review, a world renowned college advising website announced the PRO's of becoming a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep. Companies including Novartis, P&G Pharmaceutical, Pfizer, and others , need certified and qualified sales reps. The job includes " talking with pharmacists, hospital personnel, physicians, patient advocacy groups, and even retirement homes, increasing the visibility of their company’s products and the volume of their sales"
Someone who is fast-paced, motivated, and has the right qualifications could stand to make a $98,000 salary, and with many of the top companies paying commission and bonuses, that number could be higher.
Current sales rep say that they love the job because "products are generally consumed fairly quickly and not stored, so old markets rarely disappear; they need regular servicing" meaning that once they've made that connection with the doctor, or hospital personnel, it's hard to sever it.
Candidates looking to break into pharmaceutical sales can now do so through hundreds of colleges/universities that offer the CNPR Certification program. There is also an online/self-
study version of the program available (directly through the National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives)
. Pharmaceutical companies are looking for individuals that possess specific industry education in order to be successful in the sales field.
Individuals that are interested in becoming a Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative(
CNPR) can contact the National Association of Pharmaceutical Representatives(
NAPRx) for more information.