With new and emerging technologies in the medical field, top companies such as Bayer, and Philips Health are in constant need of a certified and qualified representative to get their product into the hands of healthcare professionals.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected outlook for sales representatives is said to grow at a rate of 16% - between 2010 and 2020.
If you're looking for a fast paced job that rewards dedication, knowledge, and being assertive, a job in medical sales may be right up your alley.
Some of the Pro's include
- Steady job growth (predicted increase of 16% from 2010-2020)
- Medium salary according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics is set at $73,710
- Salary to grow in coming years
- Many companies also have bonuses and commission based pay
For those looking to enter a career in medical sales there is an excellent vocational program to aid them in their career search. RMSR® Medical Sales Certification offered by the National Association of Medical Sales Representatives is designed for entry level medical device sales reps. The course covers a wide array of topics pertaining to industry knowledge that candidates need to acquire before applying to medical sales positions.
Medical knowledge is key in this industry and when communicating with doctors, surgeons, and nurses etc. It is extremely important for Representatives to use key terminology pertaining to the medical product he/she will be promoting. The only way to succeed in this industry is to garner actual sales. Doctors and Surgeons will not acknowledge a Sales Rep who is not proficient in essential medical terminology, knowledgeable of medical devices/equipment and the anatomy.
For those lacking a solid sales background the RMSR course covers knowledge of medical selling techniques and regulation such as Effective Territory Management, Effective Networking, Medical Sales Ethical & Regulatory Guidelines and more.
The National Association of Medical Sales Representative™
For more information on the NAMSR or the RMSR certification visit www.medicalsalescareer.com or call 800-313-9198.